tenseness
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
tense
taut or rigid
tensely
in a tense manner
tense
a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
tense
become tense or tenser
tense
stretch or force to the limit
tense
in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
tense
increase the tension on
tense
pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in 'beat')
tensed
having inflections to indicate tense
tense
make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
tenseness
the physical condition of being stretched or strained