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adjective as in stressed out


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I discovered Martin’s paintings four years ago, during a similarly noisy, tense time.

The Washington Post went with “A nation divided,” while USA Today chose “A tense nation wonders what’s next.”

Now with a tense election nearing, they’re taking preemptive steps to prepare for turmoil that could last days.

From Quartz

I love mountain biking, but now even the thought of riding a short section of road on the way to the trails makes my body tense and tears well up in my eyes.

It’s been a tense process, because the political power of a Supreme Court justice is enormous—a president gets at most eight years to shape the law but a Supreme Court justice has a lifetime appointment to decide whether laws are constitutional.

From Quartz

My sleep is hot and jaw-tensed and filled with dreams of death.

The emphasis is on fresh faces and tensed bodies and muscles, rather than come-to-bed eyes, pouting, and bulges down below.

It was announced that a new face would soon be stopping by, and the mood slightly tensed.

His tensed muscles were aching unheeded; his sense of feeling seemed lost, so intently was he waiting for some further word.

Frankle tensed, a chill running up his spine, his eyes drawn back to the gleaming jewel.

It became bloated with a poisonous wrath, his eyes gleamed evilly and his muscles tensed.

Tick-Tock, ordinarily the most restful and composed of companions, definitely was still tensed up about something.

He was suppressing it with an effort, but it showed in his tensed muscles and in his flushed face.

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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tensed, such as: anxious, frazzled, nervous, strained, unnerved, and worried.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.