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Synonyms for suspense

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspensenoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspensenoun

    apprehension about what is going to happen

  2. suspensenoun

    an uncertain cognitive state

    "the matter remained in suspense for several years"

  3. suspensenoun

    excited anticipation of an approaching climax

    "the play kept the audience in suspense"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suspensenoun

    uncertainty, indetermination, incertitude

  2. suspensenoun

    hesitation, hesitancy, irresolution, doubt, indecision, vacillation, wavering, scruple, misgiving

  3. suspensenoun

    suspension, intermission, remission, interruption, cessation, stoppage, stop, respite, pause, rest, stay, quiescence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suspensenoun

    uncertainty, wavering, hesitation, irresolution

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  1. Robert Burns:

    Suspense is worst than disappointment.

  2. Maneka Gandhi:

    We still have problems because our cut has still not been restored. Literally, it's a month-to-month suspense on whether we can meet wages, it really calls for huge attention.

  3. Mary McCarthy:

    We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.

  4. Marvin King:

    There is really no suspense.

  5. Map Donald Trump:

    I’ll keep you in suspense.

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