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adjective as in stingy

adjective as in difficult, troublesome

adjective as in intoxicated

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I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.

Second, in the tighter races, the candidates are feeling the heat.

An earlier Marquette Law School poll showed a tighter race, but with Burke again easily beating Walker by 18 points among women.

The former congresswoman has advocated for tighter gun laws after being the victim of a near-fatal shooting in Tucson in 2011.

More people means tighter living conditions and maxed-out base services.

She pressed her hands tighter upon her bosom; her eyes sparkled with an odd approval of that brisk deed.

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.

There was a bone-chilling breeze off the Drive that made Lamb belt his coat tighter about him.

Draw the belt tighter, my son, and hew me out this tree that is fallen across the road, for our campground is not here.

M. de Monsoreau clasped his dagger tighter in his hand, as though he longed to attack Bussy.


On this page you'll find 201 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tighter, such as: compact, strong, stiff, solid, strained, and sturdy.

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