What is another word for taut?

454 synonyms found


[ tˈɔːt], [ tˈɔːt], [ t_ˈɔː_t]

Taut is a word that describes something that is tightly stretched, tense or strained. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of this word. Some of the most commonly used ones include tight, rigid, stiff, tense, stretched, and strained. These words all convey a sense of tension or discomfort, and can be used to describe anything from a tightly strung instrument to a stressed out person. Other synonyms for taut may include tense, narrow, trim, concise, hard, and formal. Depending upon the context in which the word is being used, any of these words can be a suitable replacement for taut.

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What are the opposite words for taut?

The term taut refers to something that is tight, stiff, or stretched out. The opposite of taut is a word that denotes looseness, relaxation, or slackness. Some common antonyms of taut are flabby, relaxed, loose, slack, limp, and floppy. When we describe something as flabby, we imply that it is soft and saggy instead of firm and tight. Loose is another antonym of taut which implies that something is not tightly attached or held together. Slack and limp both suggest a lack of tension or stiffness. Floppy commonly refers to things that are not rigid or strong but tend to droop or flop around.

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Usage examples for Taut

The hours dragged out their weary minutes, every minute an age to the taut, ragged nerves of the girl.
"The Shepherd of the North"
Richard Aumerle Maher
Three times they fought around the circle of the pool, the taut line singing like a wire in the wind.
"The Shepherd of the North"
Richard Aumerle Maher
Every muscle was taut and braced as if to resist some sudden attack from outside.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf

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