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Definition 1: the physical condition of being stretched or strained - [noun denoting state]

Samples where tenseness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it places great tension on the leg muscles
  • he could feel the tenseness of her body

Synonyms for tenseness in the sense of this definition

(tenseness is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of tenseness ) the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

"the doctor tested my tonicity"

Definition 2: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense - [noun denoting state]

Samples where tenseness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
  • stress is a vasoconstrictor

Synonyms for tenseness in the sense of this definition

(tenseness is a kind of ...) (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

"his responsibilities were a constant strain" "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"

(... is a kind of tenseness ) nervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts)

"to avoid the yips he changed his style of putting"

(... is a kind of tenseness ) (psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial

(tenseness belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

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