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Suspense

In scriptwriting, a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful.

Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of 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. However, suspense is not exclusive to fiction.

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anticipation
anxiety
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dramatic work
outcome
plot
solution
state mental uncertainty
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