Share this entry

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
  • Definition of tension in:
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources