Translation of "tense" - English-Russian dictionary

tense

adjective uk us /tens/
FEELING

B2 nervous, worried, and not able to relax

напряженный
The students looked tense as they waited for their exam results.
SITUATION

B2 A tense situation makes you feel nervous and worried.

напряженный
There were some tense moments in the second half of the game.
MUSCLE

A tense muscle feels tight and stiff.

напряженный

(Translation of “tense adjective” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)