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1. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.

Synonyms

  • tenseness
  • breaking point
  • strain
  • yips
  • nervous strain
  • mental strain

Antonyms

  • disorderliness
  • order
  • comfort
  • orderliness

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

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Rhymes with Low Tension

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

2. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] the physical condition of being stretched or strained.

Synonyms

  • condition
  • tone
  • tonus
  • tonicity
  • tautness
  • tensity
  • status

Antonyms

  • tonicity
  • soundness
  • dryness
  • decline

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

3. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature).

Antonyms

  • impurity

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

4. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body.

Antonyms

  • unsoundness

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

5. low

adjective. ['ˈloʊ'] less than normal in degree or intensity or amount.

Synonyms

  • rock-bottom
  • devalued
  • down
  • grade
  • degraded
  • depressed
  • reduced
  • degree
  • low-level
  • level
  • inferior

Antonyms

  • high
  • natural elevation
  • colorless
  • exoteric

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. low

adjective. ['ˈloʊ'] literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension.

Synonyms

  • height
  • under
  • ground-hugging
  • flat-growing
  • deep
  • low-lying
  • tallness
  • nether
  • squat
  • low-growing
  • short
  • down
  • underslung
  • little
  • low-set
  • inferior
  • lowset
  • low-level

Antonyms

  • superior
  • up
  • high
  • explicable

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. low

adjective. ['ˈloʊ'] very low in volume.

Synonyms

  • low-toned

Antonyms

  • superficial
  • close

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. low

adjective. ['ˈloʊ'] unrefined in character.

Antonyms

  • upland

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. low

adjective. ['ˈloʊ'] used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency.

Synonyms

  • baritone
  • contralto
  • throaty
  • alto
  • bass
  • low-pitched
  • contrabass
  • pitch
  • double-bass

Antonyms

  • small
  • little
  • mild
  • narrow

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. low

adjective. ['ˈloʊ'] of the most contemptible kind.

Synonyms

  • miserable
  • low-down
  • scummy
  • scurvy
  • contemptible

Antonyms

  • shortness
  • dominant
  • fathomable
  • shallow

Etymology

  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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