English noun: tenseness
|1.||tenseness (state) the physical condition of being stretched or strained|
|Samples||It places great tension on the leg muscles.|
He could feel the tenseness of her body.
|Synonyms||tautness, tension, tensity|
|Broader (hypernym)||condition, status|
|Narrower (hyponym)||tone, tonicity, tonus|
|2.||tenseness (state) (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense|
|Samples||He suffered from fatigue and emotional tension.|
Stress is a vasoconstrictor.
|Broader (hypernym)||mental strain, nervous strain, strain|
|Narrower (hyponym)||breaking point, yips|
|Domain category||psychological science, psychology|