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tension

Synonyms of tension in English:

noun

  • 1 the tension of the rope
    tightness, tautness, tenseness, rigidity;
    pull, traction, stress, strain, straining, stretching
    rare tensity
    [Antonyms] slackness, looseness
  • 2 the tension was unbearable
    mental/emotional strain, stress, anxiety, anxiousness, pressure;
    suspense, uncertainty, anticipation, excitement
    British informal the (screaming) abdabs/habdabs
    Australian rhyming slang Joe Blakes
    [Antonyms] relaxation
  • 3 the coup followed months of tension between the military and the government
    strained relations, strain, unease;
    [Antonyms] harmony
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