What Does Suspense Mean?


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The word suspense is specifically used as a noun. It has its origin in Latin and is taken from the word susspensus. Suspensus (suspendere) means to suspend. Later, it was adapted as suspens by Old French and by Middle English. Suspense is obtained from the verb suspend. The state of being suspended free in space is termed suspense. Suspense could also be defined as a state of being uncertain or indecisive or tentative. Here suspense holds a different meaning.

People generally love such kind of excitement or suspense. It gives them pleasure from anticipating the outcome regarding something. People like suspense in novels. Suspense connotes anxiety that is caused uncertainty or indecision. Suspense is concern or apprehension due to a mysterious situation.

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