Definition of 'tension'
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Example sentences containing 'tension'
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I knew the evening had to come to an end, and I already felt all the tension of how we'd say goodbye. READY? (2001)Trust Samaranan to say the one thing guaranteed to ease his tension. TREASON KEEP (2001)
Synonyms of 'tension'
rigidity, tightness, stiffness, pressure
Trends of 'tension'
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Translations for 'tension'
British English: tension /ˈtɛnʃən/ NOUN
Tension is a feeling of fear or nervousness produced before a difficult, dangerous, or important event.
The tension between the two countries is likely to remain.
- American English: tension
- Arabic: تَوَتُّر
- Brazilian Portuguese: tensão
- Chinese: 紧张
- Croatian: napetost
- Czech: napětí vypětí
- Danish: spænding
- Dutch: spanning strakzetten
- European Spanish: tensión músculo
- Finnish: jännite jännitystila
- French: tension nervosité
- German: Spannung Anspannung
- Greek: ένταση κοινωνική
- Italian: tensione trazione
- Japanese: 緊張
- Korean: 긴장
- Norwegian: spenning
- Polish: napięcie niepokój
- European Portuguese: tensão
- Romanian: tensiune
- Russian: напряжение
- Spanish: tensión ansiedad
- Swedish: spänning påfrestning
- Thai: ความตึงเครียด
- Turkish: gerginlik
- Ukrainian: напруга
- Vietnamese: tình trạng căng thẳng
Definition of tension from the Collins English Dictionary
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