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Synonyms for tension
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tension, tenseness, stress(noun)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    accent, strain, latent hostility, focus, tensity, tautness, tenseness, emphasis, stress

  2. tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness(noun)

    the physical condition of being stretched or strained

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

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tightness, tensity, latent hostility

  3. tension(noun)

    a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)

    "there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"; "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tensity, latent hostility

  4. tension(noun)

    (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body

    "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tensity, latent hostility

  5. latent hostility, tension(noun)

    feelings of hostility that are not manifest

    "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tenseness, tautness, tensity, latent hostility

  6. tension(noun)

    the action of stretching something tight

    "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tensity, latent hostility

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tension

    Synonyms:
    stretch, strain, intentness, tightness, stiffness, force, tone, effort

    Antonyms:
    looseness, relaxation, laxity, atony, slackness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stretching, straining

  2. tension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    strain, rigor, severe effort

  3. tension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Physics.) expansive force, elastic force

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