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What is another word for taut?

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Adjective
Stiff, rigid, and physically unyielding
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“Relaxing his taut muscles and his wary expression, Sean sighed and gave her what he hoped to be a somewhat friendly look.”
Adjective
Stretched or pulled tight
“The thin fabric is stretched taut over his chest, shoulders and arms, but is loose around the waist.”
Adjective
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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Organized, being in good order
“A taut ship is a happy ship.”
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Showing nervous strain or tenseness
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“He said it was tense on board, people were jumpy, and nerves were taut.”
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Full of knots, knotty
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Fixed or tied firmly in position
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Being in a clean and tidy state
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Adjective
Thin or gaunt in physique or appearance
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Adjective
(of a bodypart) Physically stiff to the point of aching
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