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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


Synonymstightness


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness


Antonymslooseness, play









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