Relaxed vs Tense - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between relaxed and tense

is that relaxed is having an easy-going mood or temperament while tense is showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.

As verbs the difference between relaxed and tense

is that relaxed is (relax) while tense is (grammar|transitive) to apply a tense to or tense can be to make or become tense.

As a noun tense is

(grammar) any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

relaxed

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having an easy-going mood or temperament.
  • Eased or loosened.
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    Synonyms

    * calm

    Antonyms

    * stressed, nervous, anxious

    Verb

    (head)
  • (relax)
  • tense

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) tens (modern French temps), from (etyl) tempus.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (grammar) Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.
  • The basic tenses in English are present, past and future.
    Derived terms
    * tensal

    Verb

    (tens)
  • (grammar) To apply a tense to.
  • tensing a verb

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) tensus, past participle of .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
  • You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense .
  • Pulled taut, without any slack.
  • Derived terms
    * hypertense

    Verb

    (tens)
  • To make or become tense.
  • Anagrams

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