As adjectives the difference between adequate and suspense
is that adequate
is while suspense
is (obsolete) held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
As a noun suspense is
the condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
* De Quincey
* Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Empty House
- Ireland had no adequate champion.
- All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate .
(obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
(obsolete) To equal.
- It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. — Shelford.
* (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 .