Synonyms of tension in English:

tension


See definition of tension

noun

1‘the tension of the rope’

SYNONYMS

tightness, tautness, tenseness, rigidity

pull, traction, stress, strain, straining, stretching

rare tensity

ANTONYMS

slackness, looseness

2‘the tension was unbearable’

SYNONYMS

emotional strain, mental strain, stress, anxiety, anxiousness, pressure

worry, apprehensiveness, apprehension, agitation, nerves, nervousness, jumpiness, edginess, restlessness

suspense, uncertainty, anticipation, excitement

informal butterflies, butterflies in one's stomach, collywobbles, jitteriness, twitchiness, the jitters, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the shakes, the jumps, jim-jams, the yips

British informal the abdabs, the habdabs, the screaming abdabs, the screaming habdabs

Australian rhyming slang Joe Blakes

ANTONYMS

relaxation

3‘the coup followed months of tension between the military and the government’

SYNONYMS

strained relations, strain, unease

ill feeling, friction, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, enmity

ANTONYMS

harmony