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English adjective: tight

1. tight closely constrained or constricted or constricting


SamplesTight skirts.
He hated tight starched collars.
Fingers closed in a tight fist.
A tight feeling in his chest.


Similarchoky, clenched, clinched, close, close-fitting, skin-tight, skinny, skintight, snug, tight fitting, tight-fitting, tightfitting, tightly fitting, viselike


See alsotense, tight


Antonymsloose

2. tight pulled or drawn tight


SamplesTaut sails.
A tight drumhead.
A tight rope.


Synonymstaut


Similartense


Antonymslax

3. tight set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration


SamplesIn tight formation.
A tight blockade.


Similarinvulnerable


Antonymsvulnerable

4. tight pressed tightly together


SamplesWith lips compressed.


Synonymscompressed


Similarclosed, shut


Antonymsopened, open

5. tight (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity


SamplesA mean person.
He left a miserly tip.


Synonymsmean, mingy, miserly


Similarstingy, ungenerous


Antonymsgenerous

6. tight affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow


SamplesTight money.
A tight market.


Similarscarce


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy


Antonymsabundant

7. tight of such close construction as to be impermeable


SamplesA tight roof.
Warm in our tight little house.


Similarair-tight, airtight, dripless, gas-tight, hermetic, leakproof, rainproof, snug, waterproof, waterproofed, watertight


See alsoimpermeable, seaworthy, tight


Antonymsleaky

8. tight of textiles


SamplesA close weave.
Smooth percale with a very tight weave.


Synonymsclose


Similarfine


Antonymscoarse, harsh

9. tight securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid


SamplesThe bolts are tight.


Similarsecure


Antonymsinsecure

10. tight (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched


SamplesA close contest.
A close election.
A tight game.


Synonymsclose


Similarequal


Antonymsunequal

11. tight very drunk


Synonymsbesotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, wet


Similardrunk, inebriated, intoxicated


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


Antonymssober

12. tight exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent


SamplesA nasty problem.
A good man to have on your side in a tight situation.


Synonymsnasty


Similardifficult, hard


Antonymseasy

13. tight demanding strict attention to rules and procedures


SamplesRigorous discipline.
Tight security.
Stringent safety measures.


Synonymsrigorous, stringent


Similardemanding


Antonymsundemanding

14. tight packed closely together


SamplesThey stood in a tight little group.
Hair in tight curls.
The pub was packed tight.


Similarcompact


Antonymsloose


English adverb: tight

1. tight firmly or closely


SamplesHeld fast to the rope.
Her foot was stuck fast.
Held tight.


Synonymsfast

2. tight in an attentive manner


SamplesHe remained close on his guard.


Synonymsclose, closely









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