Synonyms for taut

Adjective

1. taut, tight, tense (vs. lax)
usage: pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
2. drawn, taut, tense (vs. relaxed)
usage: 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"
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