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Suspenseful vs. Suspense — What's the Difference?

Suspenseful vs. Suspense — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Suspenseful and Suspense

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Suspenseful

Anxiety or apprehension resulting from an uncertain, undecided, or mysterious situation
The suspense as they were announcing the winners was unbearable.
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Suspense

Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, being undecided, or 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.
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Suspenseful

The quality in a work of narrative art, such as a novel or film, that causes the audience to experience pleasurable excitement and anticipation regarding an outcome.
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Suspense

Anxiety or apprehension resulting from an uncertain, undecided, or mysterious situation
The suspense as they were announcing the winners was unbearable.
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Suspenseful

(Archaic) The state or quality of being undecided, uncertain, or indecisive
The suspense of judgment.
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Suspense

The quality in a work of narrative art, such as a novel or film, that causes the audience to experience pleasurable excitement and anticipation regarding an outcome.
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Suspenseful

Inducing suspense.
The television movie was so suspenseful that I leaped in the air and screamed when the doorbell rang.
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Suspense

(Archaic) The state or quality of being undecided, uncertain, or indecisive
The suspense of judgment.
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Suspenseful

(of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
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Suspense

The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
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Suspense

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

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

(legal) 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.
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Suspense

A deadline.
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Suspense

(obsolete) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
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Suspense

(obsolete) Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
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Suspense

Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
[The great light of day] suspense in heaven.
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Suspense

Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
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Suspense

The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury.
Ten days the prophet in suspense remained.
Upon the ticklish balance of suspense.
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Suspense

Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
A cool suspense from pleasure and from pain.
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Suspense

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.
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Suspense

Apprehension about what is going to happen
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Suspense

An uncertain cognitive state;
The matter remained in suspense for several years
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Suspense

Excited anticipation of an approaching climax;
The play kept the audience in suspense
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