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)