1. a somatic sensation as from many tiny stings

    Synonyms : prickling, tingle
    Type Of : somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia
  2. exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements

    Synonyms : tickling, titillating


  1. Approaching; coming near.

  2. Approaching; coming near.


  1. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

    Synonyms : bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, goose, jackass, zany
    Type Of : tomfool, fool, muggins, sap, saphead
  2. obscene terms for female genitals

    Synonyms : cunt, puss, pussy, slit, snatch
    Type Of : female genital organ, female genitalia, female genitals, fanny


  1. payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

    Synonyms : protection
    Type Of : extortion
  2. something given or done as an expression of esteem

    Synonyms : testimonial
    Type Of : approval, commendation
  3. payment by one nation for protection by another

    Type Of : defrayal, defrayment, payment

tete a tete


  1. concerned with the world or worldly matters

    Synonyms : mundane
    Examples :
    • he developed an immense terrestrial practicality
  2. of this earth

    Synonyms : sublunar, sublunary
    Examples :
    • the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball
  3. of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants

    Synonyms : planetary
    Examples :
    • this terrestrial ball
  4. of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air

    Synonyms : tellurian, telluric, terrene
  5. operating or living or growing on land

    Antonyms : amphibious, aquatic


  1. very drunk

    Synonyms : besotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, wet
  2. of textiles

    Synonyms : close
    Examples :
    • smooth percale with a very tight weave
  3. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

    Synonyms : mean, mingy, miserly
  4. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    Synonyms : rigorous, stringent
    Examples :
    • tight security
  5. in an attentive manner

    Synonyms : close, closely
  6. pressed tightly together

    Synonyms : compressed
  7. firmly or closely

    Synonyms : fast
    Examples :
    • held tight
  8. pulled or drawn tight

    Synonyms : taut
    Examples :
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope
  9. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

    Synonyms : nasty
    Examples :
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation
  10. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

    Synonyms : close
    Examples :
    • a tight game
  11. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow

    Examples :
    • tight money
    • a tight market
  12. closely constrained or constricted or constricting

    Antonyms : loose
    Examples :
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  13. of such close construction as to be impermeable

    Antonyms : leaky
    Examples :
    • a tight roof
    • warm in our tight little house
  14. packed closely together

    Examples :
    • they stood in a tight little group
    • hair in tight curls
    • the pub was packed tight
  15. securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

    Examples :
    • the bolts are tight
  16. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration

    Examples :
    • in tight formation
    • a tight blockade


  1. a person of exceptional importance and reputation

    Synonyms : behemoth, colossus, giant, heavyweight
    Type Of : important person, influential person, personage
  2. (Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)

  3. the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere


  1. having three units or components or elements

    Synonyms : treble, triple, triplex
    Examples :
    • a ternary operation
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

    Synonyms : 3, deuce-ace, iii, leash, tercet, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika
    Type Of : digit, figure


  1. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

    Synonyms : disruptive, riotous, troubled, turbulent
    Examples :
    • the tumultuous years of his administration