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English noun: tautness

1. tautness (state) the physical condition of being stretched or strained

SamplesIt places great tension on the leg muscles.
He could feel the tenseness of her body.

Synonymstenseness, tension, tensity

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

Narrower (hyponym)tone, tonicity, tonus

2. tautness (attribute) lack of movement or room for movement


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness

Antonymslooseness, play

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