As adjectives the difference between tense and overstrung
is that tense
is showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed while overstrung
is excessively tense or nervous.
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.
As a verb tense
is (grammar|transitive) to apply a tense to or tense
can be to make or become tense.
From (etyl) tens (modern French temps), from (etyl) tempus.
(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.
(grammar) To apply a tense to.
- tensing a verb
From (etyl) tensus, past participle of .
Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
Pulled taut, without any slack.
- You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense .
To make or become tense.
Excessively tense or nervous
Strung too tightly