Suspense vs Conjecture - What's the difference?
As a noun suspense
is the condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
As an adjective suspense
is (obsolete) held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
As a verb conjecture is
* (l) (obsolete)
The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
* Alexander Pope
the pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc.
The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation.
- a cool suspense from pleasure and from pain
(legal) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.
- Ten days the prophet in suspense remained.
(obsolete) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
(obsolete) Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
- [The great light of day] suspense in heaven.
- Expectation held his look suspense .
(formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a .
(formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
- I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
(mathematics, philology) A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally (l).
(obsolete) of signs and omens.
- The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
* See also
(formal) To ; to venture an unproven idea.
- I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.
- Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.