Synonyms for tight

Synonyms for (adjective) tight

Synonyms: tight

Definition: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

Usage: tight money; a tight market

Similar words: scarce

Definition: deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

Usage: fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought


Synonyms: tight

Definition: packed closely together

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

Similar words: compact

Definition: closely and firmly united or packed together

Usage: compact soil; compact clusters of flowers


Synonyms: tight, stringent, rigorous

Definition: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

Usage: rigorous discipline; tight security; stringent safety measures

Similar words: demanding

Definition: requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

Usage: found the job very demanding; a baby can be so demanding


Synonyms: nasty, tight

Definition: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

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

Similar words: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?


Synonyms: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, stiff, tight, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, wet, squiffy, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, crocked

Definition: very drunk

Similar words: drunk, inebriated, intoxicated

Definition: stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

Usage: a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors; helplessly inebriated


Synonyms: tight, close

Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

Usage: a close contest; a close election; a tight game

Similar words: equal

Definition: having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

Usage: on equal terms; all men are equal before the law


Synonyms: mingy, miserly, mean, tight

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

Usage: a mean person; he left a miserly tip

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy

Definition: unwilling to spend

Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds


Synonyms: tight

Definition: of such close construction as to be impermeable

Usage: a tight roof; warm in our tight little house

Similar words: gas-tight, air-tight, airtight

Definition: not allowing air or gas to pass in or out


Similar words: dripless

Definition: designed to prevent dripping

Usage: a dripless faucet; dripless candles


Similar words: hermetic

Definition: completely sealed; completely airtight


Similar words: leakproof

Definition: not subject to leaks


Similar words: waterproof, waterproofed, rainproof

Definition: not permitting the passage of water


Similar words: snug

Definition: well and tightly constructed

Usage: a snug house; a snug little sailboat


Similar words: watertight

Definition: not allowing water to pass in or out


Synonyms: tight

Definition: closely constrained or constricted or constricting

Usage: tight skirts; he hated tight starched collars; fingers closed in a tight fist; a tight feeling in his chest

Similar words: choky

Definition: so tight as to tend to choke

Usage: a choky collar


Similar words: clenched, clinched

Definition: closed or squeezed together tightly

Usage: a clenched fist; his clenched (or clinched) teeth


Similar words: close, close-fitting, snug

Definition: fitting closely but comfortably

Usage: a close fit


Similar words: skin-tight, skintight

Definition: so tight as to cling to the skin

Usage: skintight jeans


Similar words: skinny, tight fitting, tight-fitting, tightfitting, tightly fitting

Definition: fitting snugly

Usage: a tightly-fitting cover; tight-fitting clothes


Similar words: viselike

Definition: clamped as in a vise

Usage: a viselike grip


Synonyms: compressed, tight

Definition: pressed tightly together

Usage: with lips compressed

Similar words: shut, closed

Definition: used especially of mouth or eyes

Usage: he sat quietly with closed eyes; his eyes were shut against the sunlight


Synonyms: tight

Definition: securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

Usage: the bolts are tight

Similar words: secure

Definition: not likely to fail or give way

Usage: the lock was secure; a secure foundation; a secure hold on her wrist


Synonyms: close, tight

Definition: of textiles

Usage: a close weave; smooth percale with a very tight weave

Similar words: fine

Definition: of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles

Usage: wood with a fine grain; fine powdery snow; fine rain; batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave; covered with a fine film of dust


Synonyms: taut, tight

Definition: pulled or drawn tight

Usage: taut sails; a tight drumhead; a tight rope

Similar words: tense

Definition: taut or rigid; stretched tight

Usage: tense piano strings


Synonyms: tight

Definition: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

Usage: in tight formation; a tight blockade

Similar words: invulnerable

Definition: immune to attack; impregnable

Usage: gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs