Synonyms of tight
- 1. tight (vs. loose), choky, clenched, clinched, close, snug, close-fitting, skintight, skin-tight, tight-fitting, tightfitting, tight fitting, tightly fitting, skinny, viselike, tense, tight
- usage: closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest"
- 2. taut, tight, tense (vs. lax)
- usage: pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
- 3. tight, invulnerable (vs. vulnerable)
- usage: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
- 4. compressed, tight, closed (vs. open), shut
- usage: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
- 5. mean, mingy, miserly, tight, stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous
- usage: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
- 6. tight, scarce (vs. abundant)
- usage: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
- 7. tight (vs. leaky), airtight, air-tight, gas-tight, dripless, hermetic, leakproof, rainproof, waterproof, waterproofed, snug, watertight, impermeable, seaworthy, tight
- usage: of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
- 8. close, tight, fine (vs. coarse)
- usage: of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
- 9. tight, secure (vs. insecure)
- usage: securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
- 10. close, tight, equal (vs. unequal)
- usage: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
- 11. besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet, intoxicated (vs. sober), drunk, inebriated
- usage: very drunk
- 12. nasty, tight, difficult (vs. easy), hard
- usage: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
- 13. rigorous, stringent, tight, demanding (vs. undemanding)
- usage: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
- 14. tight, compact (vs. loose)
- usage: packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
- 1. fast, tight
- usage: firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
- 2. close, closely, tight
- usage: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
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Definition and meaning of tight (Dictionary)