Definition of Tenseness

1. Noun. The physical condition of being stretched or strained. "He could feel the tenseness of her body"

Exact synonyms: Tautness, Tension, Tensity
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Derivative terms: Taut, Tense, Tense, Tense, Tense



2. Noun. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense. "Stress is a vasoconstrictor"
Exact synonyms: Stress, Tension
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Generic synonyms: Mental Strain, Nervous Strain, Strain
Specialized synonyms: Yips, Breaking Point
Derivative terms: Stress, Tense

Definition of Tenseness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being tense. ¹

2. Noun. (phonetics) A particular vowel or consonant quality that is phonemically contrastive in many languages, including English. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenseness

1. [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenseness

tenrec
tenrecs
tens
tensal
tenscore
tense
tense part of the tympanic membrane
tense pulse
tense system
tense up
tensed
tensegrities
tensegrity
tenseless
tensely
tenseness (current term)
tensenesses
tenser
tenses
tensest
tensibility
tensible
tensibly
tenside
tensides
tensies
tensile
tensile strain
tensile strength
tensile stress

Literary usage of Tenseness

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1. The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal (1898)
"In this exercise the forearms are flexed upon the arms, the fists closed, and a certain degree of tenseness of the muscles maintained. ..."

2. Homoeopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1879)
"Bleeding ulcers, destitute of feeling^; hard, spongy, and sensitive ulcers, with a feeling of tenseness and soreness ; pus copious, bloody, and corroding, ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Tensi ble,ductile. Tension, n I. Stretching, straining. Tern, ч. Sea*swallow. 2. Stiffness, tenseness, rigor, tensity. 3. Strain, rigor, severe effort. 4. ..."

4. The Sailing of a Refugee Ship: A Little Record of the Voyage of the Principe by Arno Behnke (1914)
"Gradually the tenseness which had at first prevailed grew less, and finally this gave way to a general feeling of relief and ease, so that the ship began to ..."

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