Suspense vs. Suspence

By Jaxson

  • Suspense

    Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful. In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy. However, suspense is not exclusive to fiction.

  • Suspense (noun)

    The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.

  • Suspense (noun)

    the pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc.

  • Suspense (noun)

    The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation.

  • Suspense (noun)

    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.

  • Suspense (adjective)

    Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.

  • Suspense (adjective)

    Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.

  • Suspence (noun)

    obsolete spelling of suspense


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