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English noun: tightness

1. tightness (state) a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit


Synonymsstringency


Broader (hypernym)deficiency, lack, want

2. tightness (cognition) a tight feeling in some part of the body


SamplesHe felt a constriction in her chest.
She felt an alarming tightness in her chest.
Emotion caused a constriction of his throat.


Synonymsconstriction


Broader (hypernym)feeling

3. tightness (attribute) the spatial property of being crowded together


Synonymscompactness, concentration, denseness, density


Broader (hypernym)spacing, spatial arrangement


Antonymsdispersion, distribution

4. tightness (attribute) extreme stinginess


Synonymscloseness, meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, tightfistedness


Broader (hypernym)stinginess


Narrower (hyponym)littleness, miserliness, pettiness, smallness

5. tightness (attribute) lack of movement or room for movement


Synonymstautness


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness


Antonymslooseness, play









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