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See definition of on tenterhooks on Dictionary.com
  • as inill (at ease)
  • as inagog
  • as inexpectant
  • as inill at ease

synonyms for on tenterhooks

  • anxious
  • awkward
  • disquieted
  • disturbed
  • doubtful
  • edgy
  • faltering
  • fidgety
  • hesitant
  • nervous
  • on edge
  • restless
  • self-conscious
  • suspicious
  • tense
  • uneasy
  • unrelaxed
  • unsettled
  • unsure
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antonyms for on tenterhooks

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  • at ease
  • comfortable
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      How to use on tenterhooks in a sentence

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      Louis the Goon Engel was a mere walk-on in the piece, a spear-carrier doomed to death.
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      From Kingston-on-Thames, the perfectly kept road closely follows the river.
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      Do not think of by-standers and lookers-on; think only of the individual to whom you are addressing yourself.
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      Afterward she ran on foot down the slope of the hill and joined the smiling crowd of lookers-on.
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      WORDS RELATED TO ON TENTERHOOKS

      • anxious
      • avid
      • breathless
      • eager
      • enthusiastic
      • excited
      • expectant
      • impatient
      • in suspense
      • on tenterhooks
      • anxious
      • awkward
      • disquieted
      • disturbed
      • doubtful
      • edgy
      • faltering
      • fidgety
      • hesitant
      • nervous
      • on edge
      • on tenterhooks
      • restless
      • self-conscious
      • suspicious
      • tense
      • uneasy
      • unrelaxed
      • unsettled
      • unsure
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