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synonyms for suspense

  • anxiety
  • apprehension
  • confusion
  • doubt
  • insecurity
  • tension
  • thriller
  • uncertainty
  • chiller
  • dilemma
  • eagerness
  • expectancy
  • expectation
  • grabber
  • hesitancy
  • hesitation
  • impatience
  • indecision
  • indecisiveness
  • irresolution
  • perplexity
  • potboiler
  • wavering
  • cliff-hanger
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • page-turner
See also synonyms for: suspenseful

antonyms for suspense

MOST RELEVANT
  • calmness
  • certainty
  • composure
  • ease
  • peace
  • knowledge
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Unfortunately, there’s just no real suspense to the various challenges facing our heroes.
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It’s there that this publishing satire transforms into a lively suspense novel as Florence is forced to reckon with the person she’s become in her quest for fame.
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Highsmith’s work will give you an unforgettable mix of pleasure and suspense.
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This is one of those games that knows how to ratchet up the suspense to get you talking to yourself.
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A Rose Bowl national semifinal widely forecast to lack suspense wound up lacking suspense, unless you want to count the art exhibit.
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The suspense with which Louis listened to this perfidious confederation, was almost insufferable.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
During so long drawn out a suspense I tried to ease the tension by dictation.
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The suspense of waiting for the committee to decide upon the winner of the prize was hard to endure indeed.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
The dinner at Sivert Jespersen's the following day was silent, for all were in a state of suspense.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
For awhile it almost seemed as though she were about to do this very thing, and the suspense nearly drove the girls frantic.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
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