Antonyms of adj taut

2 senses of taut

Sense 1
taut, tight -- (pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope")

INDIRECT (VIA tense) -> lax -- (lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake")

Sense 2
taut -- (subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow")

INDIRECT (VIA tense) -> relaxed -- (without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion")

Similarity of adj taut

2 senses of taut

Sense 1
taut, tight -- (pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope")
       => tense (vs. lax) -- (taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings")

Sense 2
taut -- (subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow")
       => tense (vs. relaxed) -- (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)

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