Synonyms of 'tight'
closely fittingHis jeans were too tight.
made, fixed, or closed firmly and securelyKeep a tight grip on my hand.
stretched or drawn tautPull the elastic tight and knot the ends.
made, fixed, or closed firmly and securelyShe curled up in a tight ball.
cramped and allowing very little room for movementso many people in such a tight space
The shop has a very limited selection.
a diet of one small meal a day
She achieved a fame that transcended the narrow world of avant-garde theatre.
Every inch counts in this restricted space.
confined, , ,
His long legs were cramped in the confined space.
a compact computer that could be tucked under the arm and carried like a notebook
There are hundreds of families living in cramped conditions.
poky little apartments
unyielding or stringenttight control of media coverage
French privacy laws are very strict.
Its drug-testing procedures are the most stringent in the world.
This was a dreadful crime and a severe sentence is necessary.
He announced tough measures to limit the money supply.
Hundreds of political detainees were held under harsh conditions.
He said stern measures would be taken against the criminals.
Hospital routines for nurses are very rigid.
rigorous military training
She is considered a tough and uncompromising negotiator.
They viewed him as stubborn, inflexible and dogmatic.
his unyielding attitude on this subject
constructed so as to prevent the passage of water, air, etc.Cover with foil and the lid to ensure a tight seal.
(of a match or game) very close or evenIt was a very tight match.
even, , , ,
Divide the dough into 12 even pieces.
mean or miserly(informal) Are you so tight you won't even spend a few quid?
He is miserly with both his time and his money.
Don't be mean with the fabric, or the curtains will end up looking skimpy.
My dad was stingy with pocket money.
She is very close with money.
I've not been sparing with the garlic.
She is a grasping and manipulative young woman.
the stereotype of the dour and parsimonious Scotsman
niggardly, , ,
Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
tight-arse (taboo, slang),
tight-arsed (taboo, slang),
tight-ass (US, taboo, slang),
tight-assed (US, taboo, slang),
tight as a duck's arse (taboo, slang)
(of a situation) difficult or dangerousThey teach you to use your head and get out of a tight spot.
It is difficult for single parents to get jobs.
It was a tough decision but I think we made the right one.
a dangerous undertaking
This could be a very tricky problem.
He found himself in a not inconsiderably sticky situation.
Below decks was hazardous in very heavy weather.
The economy has become a troublesome problem for the party.
Our financial situation had become precarious.
a perilous journey across the war-zone
the ticklish question of the future of the EU
drunk(informal) He laughed loudly. There was no doubt he was tight.
I got drunk and had to be carried home.
He appeared intoxicated, police said.
pissed (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang),
He was just lying there completely pissed.
flying (slang), , ,
wasted (slang), , , , ,
out of it (slang), , ,
lit up (slang), , , ,
under the influence (informal), , ,
He was charged with driving under the influence.
paralytic (informal), , , ,
By the end of the evening, they were all paralytic.
off your face (slang),
half cut (British, slang), , ,
He was obviously inebriated by the time dessert was served.
out to it (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
three sheets to the wind (slang),
in your cups, , ,
boozed-up (informal), , ,
broken (South Africa, informal),
boozed-up (slang), , , , , ,
ossified (Irish, slang),
sat (South Africa), , ,
Brahms and Liszt (slang),
half seas over (British, informal),
allowing only the minimum time or money for doing somethingMoney has been fairly tight in our household.
the tight writing and upbeat performances of the play
Make sure your work is accurate, succinct and to the point.
The text is concise and informative.
to the point,
The description he gave was brief and to the point.
In a clear, crisp voice, he began his speech.
He issued a terse statement, saying the decision will be made on Monday.
Usually so laconic in the office, he seemed more relaxed.
a pithy comment
short and sweet
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brief and to the pointThe text is concise and informative.
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