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See definition of tighter on Dictionary.com
  • adj.close, snug
  • adj.sealed
  • adj.stingy
  • adj.difficult, troublesome
  • adj.intoxicated

synonyms for tighter

  • compact
  • cramped
  • fast
  • inflexible
  • narrow
  • quick
  • rigid
  • solid
  • stable
  • steady
  • stiff
  • strained
  • strong
  • sturdy
  • taut
  • tense
  • thick
  • tightened
  • bound
  • clasped
  • close-fitting
  • constricted
  • contracted
  • crowded
  • dense
  • drawn
  • enduring
  • established
  • firm
  • fixed
  • hidebound
  • invulnerable
  • secure
  • set
  • skintight
  • stretched
  • tenacious
  • unbending
  • unyielding
  • cheap
  • close
  • grasping
  • mean
  • miserly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penurious
  • sparing
  • tightfisted

antonyms for tighter

MOST RELEVANT
  • broken
  • calm
  • easy-going
  • flexible
  • intermittent
  • laid-back
  • loose
  • moderate
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • reasonable
  • slack
  • slow
  • soft
  • uncaring
  • uncrowded
  • unfixed
  • unstable
  • untrustworthy
  • weak
  • wobbly
  • yielding
  • comfortable
  • easy
  • free
  • giving
  • open
  • sober
  • unsealed
  • untroubled
  • wide
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How to use tighter in a sentence

She pressed her hands tighter upon her bosom; her eyes sparkled with an odd approval of that brisk deed.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Then if each end of the log is on the upper side of the trees, the harder the water pounds the tighter the dam gets.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
There was a bone-chilling breeze off the Drive that made Lamb belt his coat tighter about him.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Draw the belt tighter, my son, and hew me out this tree that is fallen across the road, for our campground is not here.
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREEHENRY VAN DYKE
M. de Monsoreau clasped his dagger tighter in his hand, as though he longed to attack Bussy.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
The uncaptured hand closed over hers, holding it tighter than she herself could hold.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
What are termed water knots are the best for tying your gut or hair together, the tighter they are drawn the faster they become.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
The working women wear much the same costume as the men, except that the tunic is rather longer, and the trousers rather tighter.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
Snake aint say nothin', but he quile up a little tighter, en he tongue run out lak it bin had grease on it.
NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUSJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
“Yes, but they would squeeze our necks tighter than would be agreeable, I expect,” replied the other.
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FORESTCAPTAIN MARRYAT
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