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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stringency, tightnessnoun

    a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit

  2. constriction, tightnessnoun

    a tight feeling in some part of the body

    "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"

  3. concentration, density, denseness, tightness, compactnessnoun

    the spatial property of being crowded together

  4. meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closenessnoun

    extreme stinginess

  5. tightness, tautnessnoun

    lack of movement or room for movement


  1. tightnessnoun

    The quality or degree of being tight

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tightnessnoun

    Closeness; not looseness.

    Etymology: from tight.

    The bones are inflexible, which arises from the greatness of the number of corpuscles that compose them, and the firmness and tightness of their union. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. tightness

    Tightness generally refers to the state or quality of being firmly or closely fixed in place, adjusted, compact, or securely held. In different contexts, it can also refer to the degree to which something is meticulous, rigorous, or strictly controlled. The specific meaning can vary in different subjects such as physics, mathematics, economics, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tightnessnoun

    the quality or condition of being tight

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tightness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tightness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Tightness in a Sentence

  1. Novak Djokovic:

    I managed to finish the match, had a little bit of tightness in my elbow but hopefully everything will be fine for tomorrow.

  2. Ujwala Kaza:

    An asthma attack is typically when a patient is experiencing symptoms of asthma difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, wheezingand coughing that may not be responsive to the usual rescue inhaler. First of all, make sure you sit the person down. Call for help. If they have not used their inhaler, find it for them and have them use it right away, early intervention can be the difference between life and death.

  3. David Fyfe:

    There is no shortage of geopolitical risk among producers but at the moment that is providing a floor to prices because otherwise the market is very well supplied, you morph from premium in times of tightness in the market to a concept of risk floor and that is clearly where we are at the moment.

  4. Oliver Nugent:

    Seeing those stock cancellations reverse is a sign that the pull from China (for metal) seems to be letting up, we're hearing that primary smelters (in China) are increasing utilisation rates and tightness in China is being relieved by whatever slack there is outside in the regional market.

  5. Virendra Chauhan:

    For WTI (U.S. light crude) there is tightness at Cushing, which will be supportive over July and August.

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