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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tight(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    opened, oozy, leaky, vulnerable, loose, unequal, easy, holey, insecure, sober, seeping, sloppy, oozing, coarse, draughty, harsh, abundant, baggy, loose-fitting, drafty, porous, drippy, generous, flyaway, undemanding, open, lax

  2. taut, tight(adj)

    pulled or drawn tight

    "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    sloppy, unequal, porous, lax, drippy, seeping, vulnerable, undemanding, loose-fitting, loose, opened, holey, coarse, oozy, open, drafty, flyaway, insecure, draughty, harsh, leaky, baggy, sober, abundant, easy, generous, oozing

  3. tight(adj)

    set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

    "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    harsh, loose, generous, porous, sober, seeping, abundant, drippy, holey, drafty, oozing, lax, undemanding, leaky, oozy, easy, baggy, draughty, unequal, coarse, loose-fitting, flyaway, vulnerable, insecure, opened, sloppy, open

  4. compressed, tight(adj)

    pressed tightly together

    "with lips compressed"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, flat, blind drunk, pissed, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    abundant, oozing, sloppy, undemanding, loose, lax, baggy, sober, harsh, draughty, drippy, porous, oozy, coarse, vulnerable, insecure, flyaway, seeping, holey, opened, unequal, loose-fitting, drafty, leaky, easy, generous, open

  5. mean, mingy, miserly, tight(adj)

    (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

    "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"

    Synonyms:
    close, pissed, blind drunk, base, mean(a), besotted, slopped, rigorous, mingy, blotto, average, squiffy, pixilated, hateful, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, soused, compressed, meanspirited, sozzled, taut, nasty, plastered, miserly, stiff, stringent, pie-eyed, bastardly, sloshed, smashed, mean, soaked, loaded, wet, beggarly

    Antonyms:
    flyaway, seeping, coarse, sober, loose, drippy, holey, draughty, drafty, harsh, baggy, easy, unequal, porous, opened, sloppy, oozing, generous, abundant, insecure, undemanding, loose-fitting, oozy, vulnerable, lax, open, leaky

  6. tight(adj)

    affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

    "tight money"; "a tight market"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    draughty, sloppy, unequal, open, oozy, porous, opened, insecure, abundant, loose, leaky, holey, lax, harsh, easy, generous, flyaway, sober, baggy, drafty, oozing, undemanding, coarse, vulnerable, loose-fitting, drippy, seeping

  7. tight(adj)

    of such close construction as to be impermeable

    "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    porous, open, undemanding, vulnerable, coarse, oozy, loose, flyaway, baggy, generous, harsh, leaky, loose-fitting, unequal, drafty, seeping, opened, oozing, lax, draughty, drippy, easy, holey, abundant, sober, sloppy, insecure

  8. close, tight(adj)

    of textiles

    "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

    Synonyms:
    close, pissed, cheeseparing, blind drunk, close-fitting, besotted, rigorous, slopped, nigh, soused, mingy, blotto, faithful, squiffy, pixilated, cockeyed, secretive, tightlipped, crocked, fuddled, snug, stiff, airless, skinny, mean, compressed, sozzled, closemouthed, taut, nasty, plastered, miserly, closelipped, sloshed, stringent, stuffy, pie-eyed, unaired, smashed, soaked, penny-pinching, wet, loaded, near, confining

    Antonyms:
    open, opened, abundant, oozy, seeping, vulnerable, porous, insecure, loose-fitting, harsh, generous, sloppy, drafty, lax, sober, unequal, loose, undemanding, oozing, flyaway, baggy, drippy, easy, holey, draughty, leaky, coarse

  9. tight(adj)

    securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

    "the bolts are tight"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    seeping, sloppy, opened, loose, harsh, draughty, easy, oozing, loose-fitting, leaky, abundant, sober, holey, open, oozy, undemanding, insecure, coarse, drafty, flyaway, lax, porous, generous, unequal, drippy, baggy, vulnerable

  10. close, tight(adj)

    (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

    "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

    Synonyms:
    close, pissed, cheeseparing, blind drunk, close-fitting, besotted, rigorous, slopped, nigh, soused, mingy, blotto, faithful, squiffy, pixilated, cockeyed, secretive, tightlipped, crocked, fuddled, snug, stiff, airless, skinny, mean, compressed, sozzled, closemouthed, taut, nasty, plastered, miserly, closelipped, sloshed, stringent, stuffy, pie-eyed, unaired, smashed, soaked, penny-pinching, wet, loaded, near, confining

    Antonyms:
    open, loose, drafty, leaky, insecure, generous, oozing, coarse, porous, oozy, loose-fitting, seeping, sloppy, sober, baggy, abundant, vulnerable, draughty, flyaway, undemanding, drippy, lax, harsh, easy, holey, unequal, opened

  11. besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet(adj)

    very drunk

    Synonyms:
    stiff, affluent, stringent, rigorous, fuddled, skew-whiff, flush, laughable, ladened, plastered, smashed, steamed, ludicrous, blotto, firm, unbendable, blind drunk, unwavering, impish, roiled, soaked, miffed, loaded, riled, steady, buckram, nasty, strong, pie-eyed, crocked, irritated, cockeyed, derisory, potent, puckish, slopped, wet, close, nonsensical, wealthy, sealed, awry(p), prankish, soused, unshakable, pixilated, wicked, pissed, peeved, askew, sozzled, wonky, mean, implike, miserly, besotted, squiffy, slicked, compressed, idiotic, nettled, laden, stung, taut, arch, ridiculous, starchy, mischievous, steadfast, absurd, preposterous, pissed off, sloshed, rigid, annoyed, moneyed, lopsided, mingy, lactating, unfaltering

    Antonyms:
    loose, abundant, sloppy, harsh, holey, open, sober, generous, insecure, drippy, baggy, seeping, oozy, coarse, undemanding, oozing, flyaway, easy, vulnerable, draughty, drafty, leaky, lax, unequal, porous, loose-fitting, opened

  12. nasty, tight(adj)

    exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

    "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

    Synonyms:
    filthy, close, pissed, blind drunk, besotted, awful, slopped, rigorous, mingy, blotto, squiffy, foul, pixilated, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, soused, compressed, cruddy, sozzled, taut, nasty, plastered, miserly, smutty, stiff, stringent, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, mean, soaked, loaded, wet

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, easy, seeping, insecure, generous, draughty, leaky, harsh, vulnerable, sober, flyaway, loose-fitting, opened, unequal, porous, drafty, baggy, loose, open, drippy, oozy, sloppy, oozing, holey, abundant, coarse, lax

  13. rigorous, stringent, tight(adj)

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, nasty, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, strict, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, sozzled, soaked, close, stiff, besotted, slopped, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, loaded, blind drunk, pissed, sloshed, rigorous, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    opened, draughty, drippy, harsh, lax, undemanding, seeping, abundant, insecure, sober, oozing, drafty, loose, holey, unequal, porous, easy, generous, flyaway, oozy, loose-fitting, open, baggy, sloppy, leaky, coarse, vulnerable

  14. tight(adverb)

    packed closely together

    "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, mingy, smashed, wet, stiff, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, nasty, soaked, close, besotted, slopped, loaded, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, rigorous, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    vulnerable, unequal, easy, sloppy, oozing, seeping, lax, loose, harsh, porous, insecure, open, coarse, undemanding, leaky, baggy, drippy, abundant, sober, holey, oozy, loose-fitting, draughty, opened, drafty, flyaway, generous

  15. fast, tight(adverb)

    firmly or closely

    "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"

    Synonyms:
    close, fast, closely

    Antonyms:
    insecure, unequal, loose, baggy, abundant, seeping, drippy, lax, harsh, coarse, undemanding, holey, draughty, porous, leaky, loose-fitting, sober, flyaway, vulnerable, oozy, drafty, oozing, opened, easy, open, generous, sloppy

  16. close, closely, tight(adverb)

    in an attentive manner

    "he remained close on his guard"

    Synonyms:
    nigh, fast, close, nearly, near, intimately, closely

    Antonyms:
    baggy, undemanding, generous, draughty, drafty, porous, loose, opened, sloppy, oozy, loose-fitting, seeping, insecure, flyaway, sober, open, drippy, oozing, coarse, lax, easy, vulnerable, abundant, harsh, unequal, holey, leaky

Wiktionary

  1. tight(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    well, firmly, fast, soundly, securely, intimate, polished, tension, cool, narrow, precise, rad, close, slick, serried, tense, close-knit, fab, ace, tight-fitting, taut

    Antonyms:
    badly, fitfully, loosely, rubbish, relaxed, spacious, saggy, roomy, capacious, wide, open, loose, baggy, pathetic, naff, sagging, sloppy, broad, slack, crap, slapdash

  2. tight(adjective)

    Miserly or frugal.

    He's a bit tight with his money

    Synonyms:
    precise, rad, cool, intimate, polished, tight-fitting, tense, ace, fab, serried, narrow, slick, close-knit, tension, close, taut

    Antonyms:
    slapdash, roomy, naff, spacious, broad, baggy, sloppy, crap, rubbish, sagging, pathetic, saggy, wide, open, loose, relaxed, capacious, slack

  3. tight(adjective)

    Scarce, hard to come by.

    I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.

    Synonyms:
    tense, intimate, cool, slick, close, fab, serried, precise, narrow, tension, rad, close-knit, tight-fitting, taut, ace, polished

    Antonyms:
    rubbish, relaxed, capacious, crap, naff, broad, wide, spacious, baggy, sagging, open, saggy, slapdash, pathetic, roomy, slack, loose, sloppy

  4. tight(adjective)

    A player who plays very few hands

    Synonyms:
    rad, taut, narrow, tension, polished, slick, serried, cool, ace, close, fab, close-knit, tense, precise, intimate, tight-fitting

    Antonyms:
    broad, loose, wide, crap, rubbish, baggy, sagging, spacious, pathetic, relaxed, capacious, naff, roomy, open, slapdash, slack, saggy, sloppy

  5. tight(adverb)

    A strategy which involves playing very few hands

    Synonyms:
    slick, tension, polished, serried, rad, narrow, intimate, close-knit, close, tense, precise, cool, ace, fab, tight-fitting, taut

    Antonyms:
    naff, saggy, spacious, sagging, roomy, loose, baggy, slack, broad, wide, relaxed, capacious, slapdash, sloppy, pathetic, crap, rubbish, open

  6. tight(adverb)

    Pushed or pulled together.

    My socks are too tight.

    Synonyms:
    well, firmly, fast, soundly, securely, precise, cool, serried, intimate, polished, ace, taut, narrow, tight-fitting, close-knit, tense, rad, tension, slick, close, fab

    Antonyms:
    badly, fitfully, loosely, broad, baggy, crap, wide, sagging, roomy, sloppy, capacious, slack, rubbish, relaxed, naff, open, saggy, slapdash, loose, pathetic, spacious

  7. tight(adjective)

    Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.

    Good night, sleep tight.

    Synonyms:
    soundly, firmly, securely, fast, well, narrow, intimate, cool, precise, tension, slick, tense, serried, ace, polished, taut, close-knit, close, tight-fitting, rad, fab

    Antonyms:
    fitfully, loosely, badly, baggy, saggy, spacious, naff, broad, open, wide, sloppy, sagging, slapdash, pathetic, crap, rubbish, slack, relaxed, loose, roomy, capacious

  8. tight(adjective)

    Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.

    The mountain pass was made dangerous by its many tight corners.

    Synonyms:
    cool, fab, narrow, intimate, close, slick, close-knit, ace, precise, polished, tension, taut, tense, tight-fitting, rad, serried

    Antonyms:
    capacious, roomy, broad, baggy, pathetic, slack, saggy, naff, spacious, loose, wide, sloppy, sagging, rubbish, crap, slapdash, open, relaxed

  9. tight(adjective)

    Under high tension.

    Make sure to pull the rope tight.

    Synonyms:
    taut, tight-fitting, precise, polished, cool, tense, fab, close, ace, slick, narrow, tension, serried, intimate, rad, close-knit

    Antonyms:
    broad, crap, open, roomy, loose, wide, baggy, slack, slapdash, relaxed, saggy, naff, capacious, sagging, spacious, sloppy, rubbish, pathetic

  10. tight(adjective)

    Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.

    Their marching band is extremely tight.

    Synonyms:
    cool, narrow, intimate, slick, polished, tension, tense, precise, close, rad, ace, taut, fab, close-knit, serried, tight-fitting

    Antonyms:
    sagging, crap, relaxed, rubbish, pathetic, roomy, spacious, slack, naff, baggy, saggy, slapdash, sloppy, loose, capacious, open, broad, wide

  11. tight(adjective)

    Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.

    We went drinking and got tight.

    Synonyms:
    close-knit, tight-fitting, tense, cool, slick, tension, rad, intimate, fab, narrow, taut, precise, serried, close, ace, polished

    Antonyms:
    broad, naff, baggy, wide, pathetic, relaxed, sloppy, crap, saggy, slack, spacious, slapdash, open, rubbish, roomy, capacious, sagging, loose

  12. tight(adjective)

    Intimately friendly.

    We've grown tighter over the years.

    Synonyms:
    close, taut, narrow, tense, fab, ace, cool, polished, slick, serried, rad, precise, close-knit, intimate, tension, tight-fitting

    Antonyms:
    loose, slack, sloppy, capacious, rubbish, relaxed, baggy, broad, wide, spacious, saggy, crap, open, sagging, pathetic, naff, slapdash, roomy

  13. tight(adjective)

    Extraordinarily great or special.

    That is one tight bicycle!

    Synonyms:
    close, taut, tight-fitting, fab, ace, close-knit, tension, tense, narrow, intimate, serried, precise, polished, slick, cool, rad

    Antonyms:
    broad, slapdash, capacious, sloppy, crap, roomy, wide, loose, spacious, slack, pathetic, baggy, saggy, sagging, relaxed, naff, rubbish, open

  14. tight(adjective)

    Unfair; unkind.

    Don't do that. That's tight.

    Synonyms:
    intimate, polished, tense, tight-fitting, precise, close-knit, narrow, tension, slick, serried, ace, rad, close, taut, cool, fab

    Antonyms:
    slapdash, sloppy, rubbish, pathetic, slack, sagging, broad, loose, capacious, crap, saggy, spacious, wide, roomy, open, naff, baggy, relaxed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tight

    Synonyms:
    firm, compact, fast, close, tidy, neat, smart, natty, tense, stretched

    Antonyms:
    loose, incompact, open, flowing, loose-fitting, large, untidy, lax, relaxed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    close, fast, not open, not leaky

  2. tight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    close-fitting, not loose

  3. tight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    tense, stretched, taught, not slack

  4. tight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] fuddled, boozy, disguised, drunk, maudlin, mellow, in liquor, SLEWED, GROGGY, high, in one's cups, HALF SEAS OVER, somewhat intoxicated, THREE SHEETS IN THE WIND

  5. tight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] stringent (as the money market)

  6. tight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] parsimonious, stingy, penurious, hard, close-fisted

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