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noun as in compactness

noun as in firmness

noun as in stricture

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Example Sentences

“Her compositions exude a rigor and tightness,” said Lori Bookstein, whose Chelsea gallery has represented Malcolm since 2003.

Doubts have been expressed as to the success of co-operation because of the tightness of the Mahajan's hold on the ryots.

The tightness of dress obstructs the insensible perspiration hurtfully, and produces an irregular circulation.

Burke backed off a step, and slowly some of the tightness went out of his face and arms.

A tightness took him about the heart, and behind his eyes that pulse of red darkness presaged the beginning of a violent headache.

Raoul knotted his fingers behind his back, and found that the effort relieved the tightness in his belly.


On this page you'll find 315 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tightness, such as: closeness, concentration, denseness, density, solidity, and solidness.

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