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Noun: tightness  tIt-nus
  1. A state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    - stringency
  2. A tight feeling in some part of the body
    "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest";
    - constriction
  3. The spatial property of being crowded together
    - concentration, density, denseness, compactness
  4. Extreme stinginess
    - meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightfistedness, closeness
  5. Lack of movement or room for movement
    - tautness

Type of: deficiency, feeling, immovability, immovableness, lack, spacing, spatial arrangement, stinginess [informal], want

Antonym: looseness

Encyclopedia: Tightness