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SUSPENSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suspense mean? 

SUSPENSE (noun)
  The noun SUSPENSE has 3 senses:

1. apprehension about what is going to happen
2. an uncertain cognitive state
3. excited anticipation of an approaching climax

  Familiarity information: SUSPENSE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUSPENSE (noun)


Sense 1suspense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apprehension about what is going to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("suspense" is a kind of...):

apprehension; apprehensiveness; dread (fearful expectation or anticipation)


Sense 2suspense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An uncertain cognitive state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the matter remained in suspense for several years

Hypernyms ("suspense" is a kind of...):

doubt; doubtfulness; dubiety; dubiousness; incertitude; uncertainty (the state of being unsure of something)


Sense 3suspense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excited anticipation of an approaching climax

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

the play kept the audience in suspense

Hypernyms ("suspense" is a kind of...):

anticipation; expectancy (pleasurable expectation)


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