What is another word for tightening?

Pronunciation: [tˈa͡ɪtənɪŋ] (IPA)

Tightening is a word we often use to describe something that is becoming more restrictive or secure. However, there are many other words we can use interchangeably with this word. Some synonyms for tightening include constricting, compressing, straining, tensing, fastening, binding, and clenching, to name a few. These words all convey the idea of making something more secure or compact. They can be used in various contexts, such as describing physical or emotional sensations, tightening screws or bolts, or tightening regulations and rules. When it comes to using synonyms for tightening, it's important to consider the context and choose the right word that accurately conveys the intended meaning.

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What are the hypernyms for Tightening?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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What are the opposite words for tightening?

Tightening is a process of making something tighter or more compact. The antonyms for the word "tightening" include loosening, relaxing, slackening, and easing. Loosening refers to the process of making something less tight or less compact, while relaxing is a process that makes something less tense or stiff. Slackening means to become less tense, stiff, or firm, while easing refers to the process of making something less burdensome or mild. These antonyms can be useful when looking for ways to undo the effects of tightening, allowing for more comfort or flexibility.

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Usage examples for Tightening

Meanwhile, in Paris the tightening of the Prussian lines had made the food problem more and more difficult, and the population were reduced to small rations and unpalatable diet.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
He felt a tightening of his jaws so strongly that he opened and closed them with difficulty.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Things are tightening up north, too?
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard

Famous quotes with Tightening

  • Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts.
    Chris Christie
  • Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies.
    Michael McCaul
  • We're making it more difficult to obtain the necessary ingredients to produce meth and tightening criminal penalties for those who deal in this dangerous drug.
    Michael McCaul
  • You got to choose between tightening your belt or losing your pants.
    Navjot Singh Sidhu
  • Your friend, rather perversely I think, refers to the "disastrous results" that followed the monetary tightening of Volcker and other more monetarist-minded central bankers without even hinting at the facts that that the tightening was aimed at bringing down inflation rates, and that it succeeded remarkably well in doing precisely that.  In other words, the tightening did precisely what monetarism said it would do, and what monetarists' critics at the time, wedded to the view that monetary policy was ineffective, and that inflation was entirely caused by OPEC (or by unions, or by anything except monetary policy) insisted it could not do.  And yet your friend imagines that the experience proved the monetarists wrong!
    George Selgin

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