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Synonyms of tension in English:


  • 1 the tension of the rope
    tightness, tautness, rigidity;
    pull, traction
  • 2 the tension was unbearable
    strain, stress, anxiety, pressure;
    suspense, uncertainty, anticipation, excitement
    informal heebie-jeebies, butterflies (in one's stomach), collywobbles
  • 3 months of tension between the military and the government
    strained relations, strain;
    ill feeling, friction, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, enmity
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