tense atmosphere

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  • tense atmosphere — uncomfortable environment which full of pressure, tension in the room …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tense — I UK [tens] / US adjective Word forms tense : adjective tense comparative tenser superlative tensest * 1) a) making you feel nervous and not relaxed, usually because you are worried about what is going to happen a tense situation/atmosphere a… …   English dictionary

  • tense — tense1 [ tens ] adjective * 1. ) making you feel nervous and not relaxed, usually because you are worried about what is going to happen: a tense meeting/situation a tense silence: There was a tense silence as everyone waited for his reaction. a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • atmosphere — n. 1) a formal; friendly; informal, relaxed; stifling, stultifying; tense atmosphere 2) a polluted; ratified atmosphere 3) the upper atmosphere * * * [ ætməsfɪə] friendly informal rarified atmosphere relaxed stifling stultifying …   Combinatory dictionary

  • atmosphere — atmosphereless, adj. /at meuhs fear /, n., v., atmosphered, atmosphering. n. 1. the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air. 2. this medium at a given place. 3. Astron. the gaseous envelope surrounding a heavenly body. 4. Chem. any… …   Universalium

  • tense — [[t]te̱ns[/t]] tenses, tensing, tensed, tenser, tensest 1) ADJ GRADED A tense situation or period of time is one that makes people anxious, because they do not know what is going to happen next. This gesture of goodwill did little to improve the… …   English dictionary

  • atmosphere — at|mo|sphere W2 [ˈætməsfıə US fır] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: atmosphaera, from Greek atmos liquid in the air, vapor + Latin sphaera sphere ] 1.) [U and C] the feeling that an event or place gives you ▪ The hotel had a lovely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • atmosphere — noun 1 general feeling in a place ADJECTIVE ▪ calm, comfortable, congenial, convivial, cosy/cozy, family, friendly, great, happy, homely (BrE …   Collocations dictionary

  • tense — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ future, past, present ▪ verb VERB + TENSE ▪ use ▪ form …   Collocations dictionary

  • tense — tense1 [tens] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: stretched , from the past participle of tendere; TEND] 1.) a situation in which you feel very anxious and worried because of something bad that might happen →↑tension tense… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • atmosphere — 01. Everyone at my office hates each other, which makes the [atmosphere] really uncomfortable. 02. The meteor burned up as soon as it entered the Earth s [atmosphere]. 03. Exhaust from cars, combined with [atmospheric] gases resulted in a thick… …   Grammatical examples in English


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