Synonyms and Antonyms of tight

  1. 1 not allowing penetration (as by gas, liquid, or light) the lid forms a tight seal with the canister that will keep the spices fresh Synonyms of tight impenetrable, impermeable, impervious Words Related to tight close, compact, dense, snug, thick; airtight, hermetic (also hermetical), leakproof, watertight; lightproof, soundproof, waterproof Near Antonyms of tight absorbent, leaky, porous, unsealed Antonyms of tight penetrable, permeable, pervious

  2. 2 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge a tight screw that won't come loose a jar with a tight lid Synonyms of tight fast, firm, frozen, jammed, lodged, set, snug, stuck, wedged Words Related to tight bonded, cemented, glued; anchored, clamped; embedded (also imbedded), entrenched (also intrenched), impacted, implanted; attached, bound, fastened, secured; immovable, unyielding Near Antonyms of tight detached, dislodged, freed, loosened, unattached, unbound, undone, unfastened, unsecured; movable (or moveable), yielding Antonyms of tight insecure, loose

  3. 3 giving or sharing as little as possible is fairly tight with his money Synonyms of tight cheap, chintzy, close, closefisted, mean, mingy, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, pinching, pinchpenny, spare, sparing, stinting, stingy, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerousWords Related to tight careful, chary, conserving, economical, economizing, frugal, saving, scrimping, skimping, thrifty; acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, desirous, grasping, greedy, hoggish, itchy, mercenary, rapacious, selfish, shabby, small, sordid; begrudging, envious, grudging, resentful; inhospitableNear Antonyms of tight altruistic, selfless, unselfish; extravagant, free, handsome, lavish, overgenerous, profuse; beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical); compassionate, good-hearted, greathearted, kindly, magnanimous, openhearted; thriftless, unthrifty; dissipating, frittering, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, splurging, squandering, wasteful, wastingAntonyms of tight bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting

  4. 4 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 Synonyms of tight compact, crowded, dense, jam-packed, packed, serried, thick, closeWords Related to tight crammed, jammed, overcrowded; crushed, massed, pressed, squeezed, wall-to-wall; airtight, snug; compacted, compressed, condensed, congested; firm, hard, solid; impenetrable, impermeable, imperviousNear Antonyms of tight commodious, roomy, spaciousAntonyms of tight airy, loose, open, uncrowded

  5. 5 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors a tight race for governor Synonyms of tight down-to-the-wire, hairbreadth, narrow, neck and neck, nip and tuck, closeWords Related to tight crowded

  6. 6 stretched with little or no give the rope was pulled tight Synonyms of tight rigid, tense, tautWords Related to tight firm, inflexible, stiff, tightened, unrelaxed, unyieldingNear Antonyms of tight drooping, droopy, flaccid, floppy, hanging, lank, limp, loosened, relaxed, sagging, slackened, yielding; elastic, flexible, pliant, resilient, springy, stretchy, suppleAntonyms of tight lax, loose, slack

  7. 7 closely acquainted supposedly he and the rock star have been totally tight since they went to high school together Synonyms of tight bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, near, thick, familiarWords Related to tight clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms of tight aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms of tight distant

  8. 8 being under the influence of alcohol having spent several hours getting nice and tight, the campus Romeo was having performance problems Synonyms of tight besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], drunk, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]Words Related to tight maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacalNear Antonyms of tight abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steadyAntonyms of tight sober, straight

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