noun see taut I

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  • tautness — index stress (strain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tautness — taut ► ADJECTIVE 1) stretched or pulled tight. 2) (of muscles or nerves) tense. 3) (of writing, music, etc.) concise and controlled. 4) (of a ship) having a disciplined crew. DERIVATIVES tauten verb tautly adverb tautness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tautness — See tautly. * * * …   Universalium

  • tautness — noun The property of being taut …   Wiktionary

  • tautness — n. nervousness, edginess, tenseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tautness — taut·ness …   English syllables

  • tautness — See: taut …   English dictionary

  • tautness — noun 1. the physical condition of being stretched or strained it places great tension on the leg muscles he could feel the tenseness of her body • Syn: ↑tension, ↑tensity, ↑tenseness • Derivationally related forms: ↑taut, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tension — n. strained relations strain 1) to cause, create tension 2) to heighten, increase tension 3) to alleviate, ease, lessen, relieve tension (to alleviate/ease tension between the superpowers) 4) acute; mounting tension 5) arterial; international;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tension — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. strain, pressure, tensity, tenseness; stretching; anxiety, nervousness. See length, traction, hardness, fear. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Stress] Syn. tautness, force, tightness; see balance 2 , stress 2 …   English dictionary for students

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