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suspenseful (adj.)

1630s, from suspense + -ful. Related: Suspensefully.

updated on January 03, 2014

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Definitions of suspenseful from WordNet

suspenseful (adj.)
(of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense;
Synonyms: cliff-hanging / suspensive / nail-biting
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