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English noun: tightness

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


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.


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


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness

Antonymslooseness, play

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