Synonyms of tense in English:
2 Loretta was feeling tense and irritable
anxious, nervous, on edge, edgy, antsy, strained, stressed, under pressure, agitated, ill at ease, fretful, uneasy, restless, strung out, worked up, wound up, keyed up, overwrought, jumpy, on tenterhooks, with one's stomach in knots, worried, apprehensive, panicky, neurotic
[Antonyms] relaxed, calm
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1 Hebden tensed his muscles
tighten, tauten, tense up, flex, contract, brace, stiffen;
screw up, knot, strain, stretch, squinch up
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