Nouns (1)

tense
n. a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

Verbs (3)

tense up, strain, tense
v. cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (4)

tense, overwound
adj. nervous, tense, jumpy; "She felt nervous and overwound before her presentation."
tense
adj. taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
tense
adj. pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')

Fuzzynyms (4)

nervous, spooky, flighty, skittish
adj. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Synonyms (7)

squirrelly, jumpy, squirrely
adj. (informal) eccentric, jumpy, or reticent; "The witness acted very squirrelly during testimony and fidgeted constantly in his seat."
nervous, spooky, flighty, skittish
adj. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Antonyms (14)

make relaxed, loosen up, unlax, unstrain, unwind, relax
v. cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
make relaxed, loosen up, unlax, unstrain, unwind, relax
v. cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
lax
adj. lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"
lax
adj. pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')

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