suspense - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/səˈspens/
  1. excitement or worry that you feel when you are waiting to find out what has happened or what will happen

    Hurry up and tell me! The suspense is killing me!

    The film was a masterpiece of suspense.

    keep/leave someone in suspense:

    Please don’t keep me in suspense. I need to know!