UPTIGHT: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for UPTIGHT?

Need another word that means the same as “uptight”? Find 32 synonyms and 30 related words for “uptight” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Uptight” are: edgy, high-strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, anxious, disturbed, perturbed, troubled, bothered, distressed, concerned, upset, distraught, worried sick, disquieted, uneasy, ill at ease, fretful, agitated, in a state of agitation, nervous, like a cat on a hot tin roof, tense, overwrought, worked up, keyed up, strung out, stressed, under stress

Uptight as an Adjective

Definitions of "Uptight" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “uptight” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Being in a tense state.
  • Anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way.

Synonyms of "Uptight" as an adjective (32 Words)

agitatedPhysically disturbed or set in motion.
She was red and agitated with the effort of arguing.
anxious(of a situation or period of time) causing or characterized by worry or nervousness.
Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results.
botheredCaused to show discomposure.
I m not particularly bothered about how I look.
concernedCulpably involved.
A memorandum to those concerned.
disquietedAfflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief.
Spent many disquieted moments.
distraughtVery worried and upset.
He is terribly distraught.
distressedGeneralized feeling of distress.
A distressed leather jacket.
disturbedHaving the place or position changed.
The disturbed books and papers on her desk.
edgyTense, nervous, or irritable.
Their songs combine good music and smart edgy ideas.
fretfulFeeling or expressing distress or irritation.
The baby was crying with a fretful whimper.
high-strungBeing in a tense state.
ill at easePresaging ill fortune- P.B.Shelley.
in a state of agitationHolding office.
jitteryBeing in a tense state.
Caffeine makes me jittery.
jumpyBeing in a tense state.
A jumpy pulse.
keyed upServing as an essential component.
like a cat on a hot tin roofEqual in amount or value.
nervousOf or relating to the nervous system.
Nervous disease.
nervyBold or impudent.
A nervy thing to say.
overstrung(of a piano) having strings in sets crossing each other obliquely.
An overstrung archery bow.
overwroughtDeeply agitated especially from emotion.
She was too overwrought to listen to reason.
perturbedThrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled’ is an informal term.
She didn t seem perturbed about the noises around her.
restiveBeing in a tense state.
The government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive.
stressedStrengthened by the application of stress during manufacture prestressed.
He dropped out of the race clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing.
strung outThat is on a string.
tensePronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles e g the vowel sound in beat.
She tried to relax her tense muscles.
troubledCharacterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination.
His troubled private life.
under stressLocated below or beneath something else.
uneasyRelating to bodily unease that causes discomfort.
An uneasy coalition government.
upset(of a person’s stomach) having disturbed digestion, especially because of something eaten.
The Bills upset victory over the Houston Oilers.
worked upGetting higher or more vigorous.
worried sickMentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc.

Usage Examples of "Uptight" as an adjective

  • He is so uptight about everything.

Associations of "Uptight" (30 Words)

arousedAroused to action.
The aroused opposition.
constrainedLacking spontaneity; not natural.
A constrained smile.
constrictedNarrowed, especially by encircling pressure.
People seek an environment where they don t feel constricted.
defuseMake (a situation) less tense or dangerous.
A scheme that teaches officers how to defuse potentially explosive situations.
dejectionA state of melancholy depression.
He was slumped in deep dejection.
excitabilityExcessive sensitivity of an organ or body part.
excitableResponding too readily to something new or stimulating; easily excited.
These alkaloids act on nerve cells to make them more excitable.
flightyGuided by whim and fancy.
Flighty young girls.
fretProvide a musical instrument with frets.
There was a simple fret at the top of the walls.
fretfulNervous and unable to relax.
The baby was crying with a fretful whimper.
irritabilityAn irritable petulant feeling.
Symptoms include insomnia and irritability.
jitteryBeing in a tense state.
Caffeine makes me jittery.
nervousOf or relating to the nervous system.
He s nervous of speaking in public.
nervouslyWith nervous excitement.
Kevin nervously glanced at his watch.
nervyBold or impudent.
It was kind of nervy for Billy to be telling him how to play.
paralyzeCause to be paralyzed and immobile.
The poison paralyzed him.
peevishHaving or showing an irritable disposition.
A thin peevish voice.
petulanceThe quality of being childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
A slight degree of petulance had crept into his voice.
querulousHabitually complaining.
She became querulous and demanding.
restlesslyIn a restless manner.
sensitizeMake sensitive to a drug or allergen.
He was not sensitized to her emotional needs.
skittishUnpredictably excitable (especially of horses.
Skittish investors withdrew their money from equity markets.
strainedOf a mainly liquid substance having been strained to separate out any solid matter.
Her voice was strained as she asked the question.
stressedStrengthened by the application of stress during manufacture prestressed.
Elision after a stressed syllable.
temperMake more temperate acceptable or suitable by adding something else moderate.
The display is a single sheet of glass tempered for strength.
tenseBecome stretched or tense or taut.
Tense piano strings.
troubledBeset by problems or difficulties.
These troubled areas.
uneasyLacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance.
An uneasy silence fell on the group.
volatilityThe property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor.
A week of historic stock market volatility.

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