taut

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Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string

The hawser was as taut as a bowstring - so strong she pulled upon her anchor.

Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled

Quick action and dialogue create a taut story, although it is illustration that shapes the characters.

Experiencing stress or anxiety

His outward appearance was calm, but inside he was very taut.

stretched tight
Tight; stretched; not slack; said esp
of a rope that is tightly strained
Snug; close; firm; secure
With no slack; strict as to discipline
Something that is taut is stretched very tight. The clothes line is pulled taut and secured
Tight, with no slack
If someone has a taut expression, they look very worried and tense. Ben sat up quickly, his face taut and terrified
The condition of a rope wire or chain when under sufficient tension to cause it to assume a straight line, or to prevent sagging to any appreciable amount
refers to the firmness between the upper and lower body, which ensures unity of these parts - body tone Without this unity, a slump occurs Tautness in the arms also creates unity between the arms and the body - firm frame, without which, very little 'to-getherness' between partners can exist (see contraction , collapse )
subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"
pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope
{s} tense, stressed, nervous; organized, trim, tidy
toght
tautly
nervously, tensely, stressfully; tidily, neatly
tautly
in a taut manner; "the rope was tautly stretched
tautly
In a taut manner, tightly, tensely
tautness
the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
tautness
The property of being taut
tautness
lack of movement or room for movement
tautness
{i} nervousness, edginess, tenseness
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