Adjective "Tense" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Tense


    Definition:

    1. stretched tight, as a cord, fiber, etc.; drawn taut; rigid.

    2. in a state of mental or nervous strain; high-strung; taut: a tense person.

    3. characterized by a strain upon the nerves or feelings: a tense moment.

    4. Phonetics. pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles; narrow.Compare lax (def 7). verb (used with or without object), tensed, tensing.

    5. to make or become tense.

    Origin:
    tense

    Examples:

    "places can be tense after waves."

    "places can be tense after lootings."

    "situations can be tense on dates."

    "provinces can be tense for months."

    "places can be tense for months."

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