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Tense

This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Tense as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

8 January 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 25 answers for the crossword clue 'Tense', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Tense a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Tense as an answer itself some 314 times.

Tense is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 14 January 2021 with the answer being TAUT, but the most popular answer for this clue is ONEDGE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • Cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
  • Become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
  • Taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
  • Pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
  • Increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"
  • Become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
  • In or of a state of physical or nervous tension

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Tense'.

  • Steen Dutch genre painter (1626-1679)
  • teens All the numbers that end in -teen

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

EDGY
Being in a tense state

TAUT
Subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

5 Letters

ACUTE
A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

JUMPY
Being in a tense state

KEYED
Set to a key or tone

NERVY
Being in a tense state

RIGID
Designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

TIGHT
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

WIRED
Tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline; "we were really pumped up for the race"; "he was so pumped he couldn't sleep"

6 Letters

ONEDGE

STRAIN
The act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"

7 Letters

ANXIOUS
Eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"

FRAUGHT
Marked by distress; "a fraught mother-daughter relationship"

JITTERY
Characterized by jerky movements; "a jittery ride"

NERVOUS
Easily agitated; "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

RESTIVE
Impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"

STIFFEN
Become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"

TENSEUP
Cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"

UPTIGHT
Being in a tense state

WOUNDUP
Brought to a state of great tension; "all wound up for a fight"

8 Letters

STRAINED
Struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"

STRESSED
Bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"

9 Letters

STRESSFUL
Extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"

10 Letters

HIGHSTRUNG

OVERSTRUNG
Too tightly strung; "an overstrung archery bow"

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