tense


tense
tense adj 1 *tight, taut
Analogous words: strained (see corresponding noun at STRAIN): nervous, unquiet, uneasy, jittery (see IMPATIENT)
Antonyms: slack
2 *stiff, rigid, inflexible, stark, wooden
Analogous words: tough, tenacious, stout (see STRONG): *firm, hard
Antonyms: expansive
Contrasted words: *loose, relaxed, lax, slack: *limp, flaccid, flabby

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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