Synonyms of tight in English:

tight


See definition of tight

adjective

1‘he took a tight grip on her arm’

SYNONYMS

firm, fast, secure, fixed, clenched, clinched

ANTONYMS

relaxed, insecure

2‘the rope was pulled tight’

SYNONYMS

taut, rigid, stiff, tense, stretched, strained, stressed

ANTONYMS

slack

3‘tight jeans’

SYNONYMS

tight-fitting, close-fitting, narrow, figure-hugging, skintight, sheath-like

informal sprayed on

ANTONYMS

loose

4‘a tight mass of fibres’

SYNONYMS

compact, compacted, compressed, dense, hard, unyielding, solid

ANTONYMS

loose

5‘rather a tight space’

SYNONYMS

small, tiny, narrow, compact, poky, limited, restricted, confined, cramped, constricted, uncomfortable, minimal, sparse, inadequate

rare strait, incommodious

ANTONYMS

generous, roomy

6‘the joint will be perfectly tight against petrol leaks’

SYNONYMS

impervious, impenetrable, sealed, sound, hermetic

watertight, waterproof, airtight

ANTONYMS

leaking

7‘security was tight at yesterday's ceremony’

SYNONYMS

strict, rigorous, stringent, tough, rigid, firm, uncompromising, exacting, systematic, meticulous, painstaking, scrupulous

ANTONYMS

lax

8‘he's in a tight spot’

SYNONYMS

problematic, tricky, delicate, sensitive, controversial, awkward, prickly, thorny

difficult, knotty, tough, taxing, trying, troublesome, irksome, vexatious, bothersome, worrying, concerning, upsetting

informal sticky

British informal dodgy

ANTONYMS

problem-free

9‘there's no substitute for tight writing’

SYNONYMS

succinct, economic, pithy, crisp, straightforward, concise, condensed, well structured, laconic, terse, to the point, summary, short and sweet, in a few well-chosen words

rare compendious, epigrammatic, synoptic, aphoristic, gnomic

ANTONYMS

verbose

10‘it was a tight race’

SYNONYMS

close, even, evenly matched, well matched

hard-fought, neck and neck

ANTONYMS

open

11‘money is a bit tight just now’

SYNONYMS

scarce, scanty, scant, skimpy, meagre, sparse

reduced, depleted, diminished, low, in short supply, limited

deficient, inadequate, insufficient

ANTONYMS

plentiful, abundant

12‘he's tight with his money’

SYNONYMS

mean, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, penurious, Scrooge-like, ungenerous, illiberal, close

informal stingy, mingy, tight-fisted

North American informal cheap

vulgar slang tight-arsed

archaic near

ANTONYMS

generous

13‘he came home tight from the pub’

See drunk