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1. continuous

adjective. ['kənˈtɪnjuːəs'] continuing in time or space without interruption.

Synonyms

  • free burning
  • constant
  • unbroken
  • day-and-night
  • persisting
  • persistence
  • round-the-clock
  • never-ending
  • sustained
  • unceasing
  • continual
  • around-the-clock
  • consecutive
  • continuity
  • uninterrupted
  • endless
  • dogging
  • incessant
  • straight
  • unremitting
  • ceaseless
  • nonstop

Antonyms

  • discontinuous
  • impermanent
  • inconstancy
  • unstable

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Rhymes with Continuous Tense

  • misrepresents
  • nondefense
  • commonsense
  • suspense
  • pretense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • intense
  • incense
  • defense
  • defence
  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • sense
  • pense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • fence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

Sentences with continuous-tense


1. Noun Phrase
These subdivisions can be roughly defined as past perfect and past continuous tense or the imperfect tense.

2. Noun Phrase
The British Council also makes distinctions between past continuous and past perfect continuous tense.

3. Noun Phrase
Also known as present continuous tense, present progressive tense is used to denote action that is continuous.

4. Noun Phrase
Students should first understand the form of the present continuous tense.

2. tense

noun. ['ˈtɛns'] a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time.

Synonyms

  • imperfect tense
  • present
  • past tense
  • progressive
  • imperfect
  • continuous tense
  • grammatical category
  • syntactic category
  • perfect
  • perfective
  • present tense
  • progressive tense
  • perfect tense
  • perfective tense
  • future tense
  • future
  • past

Antonyms

  • quiet
  • unexcited
  • patient
  • composed

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

3. tense

adjective. ['ˈtɛns'] pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat').

Antonyms

  • wireless

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

4. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] increase the tension on.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • unsexy
  • passionless
  • unawakened

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

5. tense

adjective. ['ˈtɛns'] taut or rigid; stretched tight.

Synonyms

  • overstrung
  • tight

Antonyms

  • lax
  • decisive
  • smooth

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

6. tense

adjective. ['ˈtɛns'] in or of a state of physical or nervous tension.

Synonyms

  • jumpy
  • wired
  • uptight
  • isotonic
  • agitated
  • cliff-hanging
  • highly strung
  • nervous
  • pumped up
  • pumped-up
  • uneasy
  • jittery
  • edgy
  • electric
  • taut
  • nail-biting
  • restive
  • fretful
  • aroused
  • strained
  • unrelaxed
  • wound up
  • suspenseful
  • pumped
  • itchy
  • overstrung
  • high-strung
  • antsy
  • nervy
  • fidgety

Antonyms

  • relaxed
  • unagitated
  • unbound
  • hypertonic

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

7. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious.

Synonyms

  • tense up
  • extend
  • affect
  • strain

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • steady
  • untroubled
  • unexcitable

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

8. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] become tense, nervous, or uneasy.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • tense up

Antonyms

  • comfortable
  • restful
  • unexciting

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)

9. tense

verb. ['ˈtɛns'] become stretched or tense or taut.

Synonyms

  • strain

Antonyms

  • graceful
  • painless

Etymology

  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tempus (Latin)
  • tensus (Latin)
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