tensity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tensus ‘tense’ + -ity. Compare intensity.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tensity (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being tense (literally or figuratively); tension.
    • 1942: That broke the tensity of the children's interest, and they ran back into the house — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 994)