Synonyms of tension in English:

tension


See definition of tension

noun

1‘the tension of the rope’

SYNONYMS
tightness, tautness, tenseness, rigidity
pull, traction, stress, strain, straining, stretching
rare tensity
ANTONYMS

slackness, looseness

2‘the tension was unbearable’

SYNONYMS
emotional strain, mental strain, stress, anxiety, anxiousness, pressure
worry, apprehensiveness, apprehension, agitation, nerves, nervousness, jumpiness, edginess, restlessness
suspense, uncertainty, anticipation, excitement
informal butterflies, butterflies in one's stomach, collywobbles, jitteriness, twitchiness, the jitters, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the shakes, the jumps, jim-jams, the yips
British informal the abdabs, the habdabs, the screaming abdabs, the screaming habdabs
Australian rhyming slang Joe Blakes
ANTONYMS

relaxation

3‘the coup followed months of tension between the military and the government’

SYNONYMS
strained relations, strain, unease
ill feeling, friction, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, enmity
ANTONYMS

harmony