Strained and Tense


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Strained adjective – Showing signs of mental and emotional tension.
Usage example: her voice was strained as she asked the question

Tense is a synonym for strained in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Tense" instead the word "Strained" as an adjective or a verb, when it comes to topics like property, firm, awkward, forced. popular alternative
Nearby Words: strain, straining, strainer
Synonyms for Strained


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Tense adjective – Marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings.
Usage example: a tense relationship existed between the two teachers

Strained is a synonym for tense in characteristic topic. You can use "Strained" instead an adjective "Tense", if it concerns topics such as property, pressure, firm, tight. popular alternative
Nearby Words: tensing, tensed, tension, tenseness, tensely
Synonyms for Tense

Things that words describes

peace strained peace tense peace
relationship strained relationship tense relationship
relations strained relations tense relations
situation strained situation tense situation
Other nouns: conversation, relationships, moments.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Un-Hug The Office (US) in the episode "Paper Airplane", Jim and Pam, whose marriage has become strained by Jim's new job have been tense or outright fighting throughout the episode.
    Source: The Un-Hug
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