[ ten-si-tee ]
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  1. the state of being tense; tenseness.

Origin of tensity

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

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How to use tensity in a sentence

  • In a moment her mind lost its tensity of projection and she was almost flying down her own long stair.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • That terrible tensity got under his skin after a while; it crept in upon him until his spine crawled a little, as if from cold.

    Once to Every Man | Larry Evans
  • Major Starland understood the delicate tensity of the relations between Zalapata and Atlamalco.

    Up the Forked River | Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • She continued to stare up at him with the same quivering tensity.

    To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
  • She was again silent, but the locked grip told him of her tensity.

    To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott

British Dictionary definitions for tensity


/ (ˈtɛnsɪtɪ) /

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