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The mood in the hospital waiting room was quite tense.

Does "tense" in the above mean "tight" or "nervous?" Thanks.
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I don't recognize 'a tight mood'. Tense here means uneasy or anxious.
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Mister MicawberI don't recognize 'a tight mood'. Tense here means uneasy or anxious.

Thanks, Mister.

But I still have a lingering question, that is, is "nervous" usually applied to people while "tense, uneasy and anxious" often imply the situation, mood?
No.