Synonyms of tight in English:



  • 1 he took a tight grip on her arm
    firm, fast, secure, fixed, clenched, clinched
    [Antonyms] relaxed insecure
  • 2 the rope was pulled tight
    taut, rigid, stiff, tense, stretched, strained, stressed
    [Antonyms] slack
  • 3 tight jeans
    tight-fitting, close-fitting, narrow, figure-hugging, skintight, sheath-like
    informal sprayed on
    [Antonyms] loose
  • 4 a tight mass of fibres
    [Antonyms] loose
  • 5 rather a tight space
    small, tiny, narrow, compact, poky, limited, restricted, confined, cramped, constricted, uncomfortable, minimal, sparse, inadequate
    [Antonyms] generous roomy
  • 6 the joint will be perfectly tight against petrol leaks
    impervious, impenetrable, sealed, sound, hermetic; watertight, waterproof, airtight
    [Antonyms] leaking
  • 7 security was tight at yesterday's ceremony
    strict, rigorous, stringent, tough, rigid, firm, uncompromising, exacting, systematic, meticulous, painstaking, scrupulous
    [Antonyms] lax
  • 8 he's in a tight spot
    problematic, tricky, delicate, sensitive, controversial, awkward, prickly, thorny; difficult, knotty, tough, taxing, trying, troublesome, irksome, vexatious, bothersome, worrying, concerning, upsetting
    informal sticky
    British informal dodgy
    [Antonyms] problem-free
  • 9 there's no substitute for tight writing
    succinct, economic, pithy, crisp, straightforward, concise, condensed, well structured, laconic, terse, to the point, summary, short and sweet, in a few well-chosen words
    [Antonyms] verbose
  • 10 it was a tight race
    close, even, evenly matched, well matched; hard-fought, neck and neck
    [Antonyms] open
  • 11 money is a bit tight just now
    [Antonyms] plentiful abundant
  • 12 he's tight with his money
    mean, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, penurious, Scrooge-like, ungenerous, illiberal, close
    North American informal cheap
    vulgar slang tight-arsed
    archaic near
    [Antonyms] generous
  • 13 informal he came home tight from the pub See drunk
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