adj. 25B6; adjective
a tight grip : FIRM, fast, secure, fixed, clenched.
the rope was pulled tight : TAUT, rigid, stiff, tense, stretched, strained.
tight jeans : TIGHT-FITTING, close-fitting, narrow, figure-hugging, skintight; informal sprayed on.
a tight mass of fibres : COMPACT, compacted, compressed, dense, solid.
a tight space : SMALL, tiny, narrow, limited, restricted, confined, cramped, constricted, uncomfortable.
the joint will be perfectly tight against petrol leaks : IMPERVIOUS, impenetrable, sealed, sound, hermetic; watertight, airtight.
tight limits on the use of pesticides : STRICT, rigorous, stringent, tough, rigid, firm, uncompromising.
he's in a tight spot : DIFFICULT, tricky, delicate, awkward, problematic, worrying, precarious; informal sticky; Brit. informal dodgy.
a tight piece of writing : SUCCINCT, concise, pithy, incisive, crisp, condensed, well structured, to the point.
a tight race : CLOSE, even, evenly matched, well matched; hard-fought, neck and neck.
money is a bit tight just now : LIMITED, restricted, in short supply, scarce, depleted, diminished, low, inadequate, insufficient.
(informal) he's tight with his money : MEAN, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, Scrooge-like, close; informal stingy, tight-fisted; N. Amer. informal cheap; formal penurious; archaic near.
(informal) he came home tight from the pub. : See drunk adjective .
slack, loose, generous.