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1. tenseness

noun. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.

Synonyms

  • tension
  • breaking point
  • strain
  • yips
  • nervous strain
  • mental strain

Antonyms

  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • tense (English)
  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. tenseness

noun. the physical condition of being stretched or strained.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • guilt
  • astigmatism
  • safety
  • improvement

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • tense (English)
  • tens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word tenseness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hold up your doll when it's time for you to speak, and have your discussion through the dolls to take some of the tenseness out of the conversation while adding a little humor to your relationship.

2. Adjective
This loosens your muscles, helping you avoid tenseness and nervousness.

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