Synonyms for (noun) tenseness

Synonyms: stress, tenseness, tension

Definition: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

Usage: he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension; stress is a vasoconstrictor

Similar words: mental strain, nervous strain, strain

Definition: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

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


Synonyms: tenseness, tension, tensity, tautness

Definition: the physical condition of being stretched or strained

Usage: it places great tension on the leg muscles; he could feel the tenseness of her body

Similar words: condition, status

Definition: a state at a particular time

Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations