Synonyms of tension in English:
2 the tension was unbearable
worry, apprehensiveness, apprehension, agitation, nerves, nervousness, jumpiness, edginess, restlessness;
suspense, uncertainty, anticipation, excitement
informal butterflies (in one's stomach), collywobbles, jitteriness, twitchiness, the jitters, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the shakes, the jumps, jim-jams, the yips
British informal the (screaming) abdabs/habdabs
Australian rhyming slang Joe Blakes
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