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1. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] closely constrained or constricted or constricting.

Synonyms

  • snug
  • tight-fitting
  • viselike
  • tense
  • tightfitting
  • skintight
  • tight fitting
  • clinched
  • choky
  • clenched
  • close
  • tightly fitting
  • skin-tight
  • close-fitting

Antonyms

  • lax
  • unplayful
  • pleased
  • dryness

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Tight

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit
  • sprite

Example sentences of the word tight


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a claw hammer to crimp the fence horizontally and make the wire tight.

2. Adjective
Just crank it down until it's tight enough to keep the shield from moving.

3. Verb, past tense
Hold your balance for 15 seconds while keeping your abdominals tight.

Quotes containing the word tight


1. Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.
- Jimmy Buffett

2. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anaïs Nin

3. Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

2. tight

adverb. ['ˈtaɪt'] firmly or closely.

Antonyms

  • middle

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

3. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] pulled or drawn tight.

Synonyms

  • tense

Antonyms

  • unagitated
  • relax

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

4. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration.

Antonyms

  • unstrain

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

5. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow.

Antonyms

  • poor

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

6. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] pressed tightly together.

Synonyms

  • compressed
  • closed

Antonyms

  • dry
  • nonalcoholic
  • fat

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

7. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity.

Synonyms

  • miserly
  • stingy
  • mean
  • mingy

Antonyms

  • mobile
  • weak
  • wise
  • straight

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

8. tight

adverb. ['ˈtaɪt'] in an attentive manner.

Synonyms

  • closely

Antonyms

  • unseal
  • far

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

9. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched.

Synonyms

  • equal

Antonyms

  • woman
  • flexible

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)

10. tight

adjective. ['ˈtaɪt'] securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid.

Antonyms

  • uncomfortable

Etymology

  • thight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • þéttr (Old Norse)
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