tautness

Definitions of tautness
  1. noun
    the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    synonyms: tenseness, tension, tensity
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    tone, tonicity, tonus
    the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
    catatonia
    extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
    muscle tone, muscular tonus
    normal tonicity of the muscles
    myotonia
    abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
    hypertonia, hypertonicity, hypertonus
    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    hypotonia, hypotonicity, hypotonus
    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
    type of:
    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  2. noun
    lack of movement or room for movement
    synonyms: tightness
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    Antonyms:
    looseness, play
    movement or space for movement
    type of:
    immovability, immovableness
    not capable of being moved or rearranged
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