Synonyms and Antonyms of tight
not allowing penetration (as by gas, liquid, or light)
- The lid forms a tight seal with the canister that will keep the spices fresh.
firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge
- a tight screw that won't come loose
bonded, cemented, glued
embedded (also imbedded), entrenched (also intrenched), impacted, implanted
attached, bound, fastened, secured
giving or sharing as little as possible
- Bob is fairly tight with his money.
cheap, chintzy, close, closefisted, mean, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, spare, sparing, stingy, stinting, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous
careful, chary, conserving, economical, economizing, frugal, saving, scrimping, skimping, thrifty
acquisitive, avaricious, covetous, grasping, greedy, hoggish, mercenary, rapacious
begrudging, envious, grudging, resentful
altruistic, selfless, unselfish
extravagant, lavish, overgenerous, profuse
beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical)
compassionate, good-hearted, greathearted, kindly, magnanimous, openhearted
dissipating, frittering, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, splurging, squandering, wasteful, wasting
having little space between items or parts
- The traffic on the freeway was so tight we couldn't get over to the exit we wanted.
crammed, jammed, overcrowded
crushed, massed, pressed, squeezed, wall-to-wall
compacted, compressed, condensed, congested
firm, hard, solid
impenetrable, impermeable, impervious
showing little difference in the standing of the competitors
- a tight race for governor
stretched with little or no give
- The rope was pulled tight.
drooping, droopy, flaccid, floppy, hanging, lank, limp, loosened, relaxed, sagging, slackened, yielding
elastic, flexible, pliant, resilient, springy, stretchy, supple
- Supposedly he and the rock star have been totally tight since they went to high school together.
clannish, close-knit, tight-knit
affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty
gregarious, sociable, social
comfortable, cozy, easy, snug
adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warm
aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawn