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  1. the state of being tense; tenseness.
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Origin of tensity

From the Medieval Latin word tēnsitās, dating back to 1650–60. See tense1, -ity
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Historical Examples

  • Every nerve in his body seemed to be strung up to the ultimate pitch of tensity.

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer

  • There was the tensity of fierceness in the man's plea which appealed deeply to her sympathies.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • For some unaccountable reason the tensity of her tone annoyed him.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery

    Rebecca N. Porter

  • It was a sort of tensity that seemed to emanate from the general himself.

  • She was again silent, but the locked grip told him of her tensity.

    To Him That Hath

    Leroy Scott

British Dictionary definitions for tensity


  1. a rare word for tension (def. 1), tension (def. 2), tension (def. 3)
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