taut


taut

adjective, taut·er, taut·est.

  1. tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
  2. emotionally or mentally strained or tense: taut nerves.
  3. in good order or condition; tidy; neat.

adjective

  1. tightly stretched; tense
  2. showing nervous strain; stressed
  3. mainly nautical in good order; neat

adj.early 14c., tohte, possibly from tog-, past participle stem of Old English teon “to pull, drag,” from Proto-Germanic *tugn, from PIE *deuk- “to lead” (see duke (n.)).

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