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Noun: suspense  su'spen(t)s
  1. Apprehension about what is going to happen
  2. An uncertain cognitive state
    "the matter remained in suspense for several years"
  3. Excited anticipation of an approaching climax
    "the play kept the audience in suspense";
    - on tenterhooks

Derived forms: suspenses

Type of: anticipation, apprehension, apprehensiveness, doubt, doubtfulness, dread, dubiety, dubiousness, expectancy, incertitude, misgiving, uncertainty

Encyclopedia: Suspense