Definition of tightness:
dumbness, penny-pinching, intimacy, stuffiness, constriction, chokepoint, slow-wittedness, coarctation, coarctation, niggardness, engrossment, denseness, beastliness, tenseness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, familiarity, strictness, absorption, immersion, assiduity, closeness, tensity, meanness, minginess, nearness, niggardliness, compactness, tautness, stringency, bottleneck, concentration, secretiveness, tightfistedness, assiduousness.
difficulty (part of speech: noun)
- stinginess (part of speech: noun)
- tightness (part of speech: noun)
- narrowness (part of speech: noun)
It is obvious, however, that if the work is sufficiently near to size, the plug or male gauge may be forced in, or the collar or female gauge may be forced on, and in this case the tightness of the fit would indicate that the work was very near to standard size.- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
And when the multitude sang, so lustily, so willingly, so bravely, pouring forth with the brass instruments a volume of tone enormous and majestic, she had a tightness of the throat that was excrutiating.- "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
- "Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ", Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes.