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Adjective
Physically unyielding, taut or stiff
“Relaxing his taut muscles and his wary expression, Sean sighed and gave her what he hoped to be a somewhat friendly look.”
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Stretched or pulled tight
“The aerial is stretched taut over the back of the sofa towards the TV.”
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Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled
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“Though there's plenty of brutal, taut music to be found on the record, more often than not, it's filmic, evocative, and remarkably organic.”
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(of a ship) Having a disciplined and efficient crew
“A taut ship is a happy ship.”
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Showing nervous strain
“She started to lose the taut air of anxiety.”
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Easily agitated or alarmed
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Solidly in place and stable
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Full of knots, knotty
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Thin or gaunt in physique or appearance
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(of a bodypart) Physically stiff to the point of aching
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Produced by deliberate effort rather than spontaneously
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