noun see suspense

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suspensefulness — noun The state of being suspenseful; suspense …   Wiktionary

  • suspense — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from suspendre Date: 15th century 1. the state of being suspended ; suspension 2. a. mental uncertainty ; anxiety b. pleasant excitement as to a decision or outcome < a novel of suspense > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chance — Synonyms and related words: a leg up, accidental, accidentally, advantage, adventitious, adventure, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, appear, approach, aptitude, aptness, arise, assay, attempt, bare possibility, bechance, befall, bet, betide, blind …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hesitation — Synonyms and related words: Fabian policy, Micawberism, abeyance, averseness, backwardness, balbuties, bashfulness, boggle, boggling, break, caesura, calculation, canniness, capriciousness, care, careful consideration, carefulness, caution,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incertitude — Synonyms and related words: capriciousness, chance, chanciness, changeableness, erraticism, erraticness, fickleness, hesitancy, hesitation, incalculability, indecision, indecisiveness, indemonstrability, indeterminacy, indetermination,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • indecision — Synonyms and related words: ambitendency, ambivalence, capriciousness, chance, chanciness, change of mind, changeableness, double mindedness, dubiety, dubiousness, erraticism, erraticness, fence sitting, fence straddling, fickleness, fluctuation …   Moby Thesaurus

  • indecisiveness — Synonyms and related words: ambitendency, ambivalence, amiable weakness, amorphia, amorphism, amorphousness, anarchy, blobbiness, blurriness, breakability, brittleness, broadness, capriciousness, chance, chanciness, change of mind, changeableness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • irresolution — Synonyms and related words: amiable weakness, breakability, brittleness, capriciousness, chance, chanciness, changeableness, collapse, daintiness, delicacy, destructibility, disintegration, effeminacy, erraticism, erraticness, fickleness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • luck — Synonyms and related words: accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness, blessing, break, bump, calculated risk, capriciousness, casualness, chance, chances, chanciness, changeableness, destiny, erraticism, erraticness, fate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • randomness — Synonyms and related words: aimlessness, capriciousness, causelessness, chance, chanciness, changeableness, derangement, designlessness, disarrangement, disarray, disarticulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertedness, disharmony,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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