Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
Able or quick to apprehend or understand
The definition of tense is a state where your muscles are tight, or where you are filled with nervousness and anxiety.
Highly sensitive or nervous and tense
Having to do with a convention or assembly
Interested and involved:
Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension
The definition of edgy is having sharp or pointed corners, or being irritable, or being unconventional.
being in a tense state
(Informal) Having the jitters
Too highly strung; tense
Refusing to move, especially in a forward direction.
Emotionally or mentally disturbed
The definition of conservative is favoring older, known traditions and resisting any changes.
Affording no ease or reassurance:
The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
Neither warm nor very cold; moderately cold:
Undependably variable; mercurial or fickle.
Tending to fidget.
Find another word for uptight. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for uptight, like: strict, apprehensive, tensed, tense, high-strung, jumpy, conventional, concerned, a bundle of nerves, all wound up and on-edge.