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’

SYNONYMS

drunk, drunken, inebriated, intoxicated, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin

blind drunk, dead drunk, rolling drunk, roaring drunk, drunk as a lord, as drunk as a lord, drunk as a skunk, as drunk as a skunk

sottish, tippling, toping, gin-soaked

merry, the worse for wear, woozy, pie-eyed, three sheets to the wind, two sheets to the wind, under the table, plastered, smashed, wrecked, sloshed, soused, well oiled, sozzled, blotto, blitzed, canned, stewed, pickled, tanked, tanked up, soaked, bombed, hammered, blasted, off one's face, out of one's head, out off one's head, out of one's skull, wasted, wired, in one's cups, reeling, cock-eyed, zonked, guttered, fuddled, stinko, ratted

British legless, steaming, bevvied, paralytic, Brahms and Liszt, half cut, out of it, having had a skinful, bladdered, trolleyed, well away, squiffy, tiddly, out of one's box, having had one over the eight, cut, steamed, mullered, slaughtered, lashed

British vulgar slang pissed, as pissed as a fart, as pissed as a newt, rat-arsed, arseholed

Scottish fou

Australian Scottish full

NZ Australian North American shickered, shot

NZ Australian grogged up, as full as a goog, inked

NZ munted

South African lekker

euphemistic tired and emotional

dated stoned, lit up, as tight as a tick

British dated half seas over, pixilated

British offensive monged, monged out

archaic sotted, besotted, foxed, screwed

rare crapulent, crapulous, inebriate, bibulous, ebrious, ebriose, ebriate