Definition of


  1. (noun, state) (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    stress is a vasoconstrictor
  2. (noun, state) the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    he could feel the tenseness of her body

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Synonyms of Tenseness

stress, tautness, tension, tensity

Alternate forms of Tenseness

Derivations: tense

Hyponyms: breaking point, tone, tonicity, tonus, yips

Hypernyms: condition, mental strain, nervous strain, status, strain

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