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tense1

 
 
pronunciation:
tens
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tenser, tensest
definition 1: pulled or stretched tightly; taut.
The strings on a violin must be tense.The muscles in your neck feel tense.
synonyms:
stretched, taut, tight
antonyms:
slack
similar words:
drawn, inflexible, rigid, stiff
definition 2: unable to relax physically or emotionally.
All this traffic makes me very tense.You seem tense; is something troubling you?He's a tense young man who always has to be doing something.
synonyms:
high-strung, nervous, uptight
antonyms:
at ease, calm, placid, relaxed, relaxed
similar words:
anxious, edgy, jittery, jumpy, on edge, strung-out, wired
definition 3: marked by or causing anxiety or nervous suspense.
There is one very tense scene in the movie.
synonyms:
nerve-racking
antonyms:
relaxed, relaxing
similar words:
anxious
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: tensed, tenses, tensing
definition: to make or become tense.
He tensed his abdominal muscles.Everyone tensed as the police detective walked in.
synonyms:
tighten
antonyms:
relax
similar words:
constrict, contract
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derivations: tensely (adv.), tenseness (n.)
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