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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) tense

Synonyms: tense Definition: a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

Hypernyms: grammatical category, syntactic category Definition: (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

Synonyms for (verb) tense

Synonyms: strain, tense, tense up Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Hypernyms: affect Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Synonyms: tense, tense up Definition: become tense, nervous, or uneasy Usage: He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room

Hypernyms: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: tense Definition: increase the tension on Usage: alternately relax and tense your calf muscle; tense the rope manually before tensing the spring

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: tense, strain Definition: become stretched or tense or taut Usage: the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed; the rope strained when the weight was attached

Hypernyms: tighten Definition: become tight or tighter Usage: The rope tightened

Synonyms for (adjective) tense

Synonyms: tense Definition: taut or rigid; stretched tight Usage: tense piano strings

Hypernyms: overstrung Definition: too tightly strung Usage: an overstrung archery bow

Hypernyms: taut, tight Definition: pulled or drawn tight Usage: taut sails; a tight drumhead; a tight rope

Synonyms: tense Definition: pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')

Hypernyms: constricted Definition: especially tense; especially in some dialects

Synonyms: tense Definition: in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

Hypernyms: aroused, wound up Definition: brought to a state of great tension Usage: all wound up for a fight

Hypernyms: suspenseful, suspensive, cliff-hanging, nail-biting Definition: (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

Hypernyms: taut Definition: subjected to great tension; stretched tight Usage: the skin of his face looked drawn and tight; her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow

Hypernyms: itchy, fidgety, fretful, antsy Definition: nervous and unable to relax Usage: a constant fretful stamping of hooves; a restless child

Hypernyms: jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, high-strung, highly strung, uptight, edgy, restive Definition: being in a tense state

Hypernyms: electric Definition: (of a situation) exceptionally tense Usage: an atmosphere electric with suspicion

Hypernyms: isotonic Definition: of two or more muscles; having equal tension

Hypernyms: nervous Definition: easily agitated Usage: a nervous addict; a nervous thoroughbred

Hypernyms: strained Definition: showing signs of mental and emotional tension Usage: her voice was strained as she asked the question

Hypernyms: unrelaxed Definition: nor relaxed Usage: his life was drawing to a close in baffled zeal and unrelaxed strain- U.B.Phillips

Hypernyms: wired, pumped, pumped up, pumped-up Definition: tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline Usage: we were really pumped up for the race; he was so pumped he couldn't sleep