Definitions For Tension


  • The action of stretching something tight
  • (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
  • Feelings of hostility that are not manifest
  • A balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  • The physical condition of being stretched or strained
  • A feeling of nervousness that makes you unable to relax
  • A feeling of nervousness, excitement, or fear that is created in a movie, book, etc.
  • A state in which people, groups, countries, etc., disagree with and feel anger toward each other

Is Tension a Scrabble Word?

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

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Words with Friends

The word Tension is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tension in a Sentence

  • You can see she is just filled with tension about her job.
  • The dramatic tension was very satisfying.
  • The author resolves the tension too soon.

Synonyms for Tension

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