Translation of "tense" - English-French dictionary


adjective /tens/

strained; nervous

crispé, tendu
The crowd was tense with excitement
a tense situation.

tight; tightly stretched

Feel how tense my muscles are.
tensely adverb

d’une manière tendue
tenseness noun

tension /-ʃən/ noun

the state of being stretched, or the degree to which something is stretched

the tension of the rope.

mental strain; anxiety

tension (nerveuse)
She is suffering from nervous tension
the tensions of modern life.

(Translation of “tense” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)