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.
The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
the pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc.
The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation.
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.
Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
obsolete spelling of suspense