Definitions For Tenseness


  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  • The physical condition of being stretched or strained
  • To make (a muscle) hard and tight
  • To become nervous or tense


  • Nervous and not able to relax
  • Showing or causing nervousness
  • Not relaxed but hard and tight

Is Tenseness a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Tenseness is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tenseness in a Sentence

  • She was feeling pretty tense.
  • Why are you so tense?
  • We sat quietly for a few tense moments.
  • She tensed as he walked toward her.
  • He tensed up and missed the putt.
  • The sentence will read better if you change the tense of the verb.
  • You should avoid changing tense in the middle of a paragraph.

Synonyms for Tenseness

Antonyms for Tenseness

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