What is another word for tight?

Need synonyms for tight? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Adjective
Physically unyielding, taut or stiff
“Fortunately, I was able to walk on the tight rope for more than three decades, alighting safely each time without any injury to my person or reputation.”
Adjective
Constructed so as to prevent the passage of water, air, etc.
more ❯
“Press and seal the edges of the pastry together to form a tight casing.”
Adjective
Causing difficulty, problems or trouble
“Taking a deep breath is always a good idea when you find yourself in a tight spot, unless the tight spot happens to be underwater.”
Adjective
Having strict rules or conditions
more ❯
“The mother has since pursued a systematic policy aimed at keeping her children under tight control.”
Adjective
Made, fixed or closed firmly and securely
more ❯
“His hands had a tight grip on the steering wheel, and his posture was anything but relaxed.”
Adjective
(of a knot) Closely packed
“Have you ever considered that the knot may be tight because nobody has ever tried to loosen it?”
Adjective
Cramped and allowing very little room for movement
“The van's sliding side doors are ideal when parking in tight spaces.”
Adjective
(of clothes or shoes) Close-fitting, especially uncomfortably so
“Avoid wearing super tight clothes as they can be uncomfortable, not to mention unflattering.”
Adjective
(of a game or contest) With evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“When the game is tight, his innate competitive spirit begins to emerge.”
Adjective
On close or friendly terms
more ❯
“They met at a party and have been tight ever since.”
Adjective
(of a written work or form) Concise, condensed, or well structured
more ❯
“I was completely convinced after listening to his passionate delivery and tight arguments.”
Adjective
Miserly in nature
more ❯
“Despite being rich, he was incredibly tight or, perhaps, he was rich because he was incredibly tight.”
Adjective
Allowing only the minimum time or money for doing something
more ❯
“Money is tight, and the government needs to know where to target its funding.”
Adjective
(slang) Extraordinarily great or special
“That's one tight ride you got there.”
Adjective
(informal) Under the influence of alcohol
more ❯
“He was quite clearly tight after a big night out.”
Adjective
Able to withstand strain or hardship
more ❯
Adjective
(of a ship) Having a disciplined and efficient crew
Adjective
Full of knots, knotty
Adjective
(of an outcome, especially one that is desired) Possible but very uncertain
more ❯
Adjective
Well-thought-out
Adjective
Densely filled or covered with
more ❯
Adjective
Difficult to break and therefore able to withstand rough usage
more ❯
Adjective
Closefitting or hugging
Adjective
Showing or characterized by great energy and movement
more ❯
Adjective
(of a bodypart) Physically stiff to the point of aching
Adjective
Denotes a sudden or dramatic change in direction
Adjective
(of a secret) Carefully guarded
Adjective
Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
more ❯
Adjective
Produced by deliberate effort rather than spontaneously; artificial or forced
more ❯
Adverb
Firmly, so as not to come loose easily
“Make sure you close the lid tight.”
Adverb
(of sleep) In a sound manner
“Good night, sleep tight.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder
Advertisement
Advertisement

See Also

Nearby Words
5-letter Words Starting With
Advertisement
Find Synonyms
go
Sponsored Content
Advertisement
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2020