Synonyms for tight

Grammar : Adj
Spell : tahyt
Phonetic Transcription : taɪt

Top 10 synonyms for tight Other synonyms for the word tight

Définition of tight

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "dense, close, compact," from Middle English thight, from Old Norse þettr "watertight, close in texture, solid," from Proto-Germanic *thenkhtuz (cf. second element in Old English meteþiht "stout from eating;" Middle High German dihte "dense, thick," German dicht "dense, tight," Old High German gidigan, German gediegen "genuine, solid, worthy"), from PIE root *tenk- "to become firm, curdle, thicken" (cf. Irish techt "curdled, coagulated," Lithuanian tankus "close, tight," Persian tang "tight," Sanskrit tanakti "draws together, contracts").
  • Sense of "drawn, stretched" is from 1570s; meaning "fitting closely" (as of garments) is from 1779; that of "evenly matched" (of a contest, bargain, etc.) is from 1828, American English; that of "drunk" is from 1830; that of "close, sympathetic" is from 1956. Tight-assed "unwilling to relax" is attested from 1903. Tight-laced is recorded from 1741 in both the literal and figurative senses. Tight-lipped is first attested 1876.
  • adj close, snug
  • adj sealed
  • adj stingy
  • adj difficult, troublesome
  • adj intoxicated
Example sentences :
  • His grasp did not bruise, it did not seem to be tight; but the hand that held it was immovable.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Linda suddenly gathered her friend in her arms and held her tight.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • You never know what hold you really have until you get in a tight place.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • Screwed the top on tight, which would make the connection, and then forgot the time.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • We were both down, with our faces in the snow, and I held him tight.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • An' Laura waits for me an' tells me to be sure to get 'em on tight enough,—why, bless me!
  • Extract from : « A Little Book of Profitable Tales » by Eugene Field
  • In climbed the giant,--he did not think the fit would be so tight.
  • Extract from : « Indian Legends of Vancouver Island » by Alfred Carmichael
  • I want a tight faellow like you, and you shall have a fair percentage.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Charmides snatched his father's hand and held it tight, for Creon was one of them.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities, Part 2 » by Jennie Hall
  • "They can't, if only you'll let me hold you tight enough," I whispered.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson

Antonyms for tight

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