ten·​si·​ty ˈten(t)-sə-tē How to pronounce tensity (audio)
plural tensities
: the quality or state of being tense : tenseness

Word History


borrowed from New Latin tensitāt-, tensitās, from Latin tensus tense entry 1 + -itāt-, -itās -ity

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tensity was circa 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Tensity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tensity. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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