HyperDic: tenseness

English > 2 senses of the word tenseness:
NOUNstatetenseness, tension, tensity, tautnessthe physical condition of being stretched or strained
statetenseness, tension, stress(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
English > tenseness: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe physical condition of being stretched or strained.
Example "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
Synonymstension, tensity, tautness
Narrowertonicity, tonus, toneThe elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishtensión, tirantez
Catalantensió
Adjectivestensetaut or rigid
English > tenseness: 2 senses > noun 2, state
Meaning(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.
Synonymstension, stress
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Narrowerbreaking point(psychology) stress / stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial
yipsnervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts)
Broaderstrain, mental strain, nervous strain(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
Spanishagotamiento, estrés, fatiga, stress, tensión
Catalanesgotament, estrès, fatiga, tensió
Adjectivestensein or of a state of physical or nervous tension

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