Close and Loose


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Close adjective – Having little space between items or parts.
Usage example: the soldiers marched in close formation against the enemy

Loose is an antonym for close in topics: compact, intimate, obstruct, join, accurate.
Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure
Antonyms for Close


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Loose adjective – Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting.
Usage example: loose clothing

Close is an antonym for loose.
Nearby Words: loosen, looseness, loosed, loosely
Antonyms for Loose
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Things that words describes

connection close connection loose connection
association close association loose association
group close group loose group
resemblance close resemblance loose resemblance
Other nouns: analogue, film, ties.

Common collocations

ability close ability loose ability
life close life loose life
part close part loose part
thanks close thanks loose thanks
Other nouns: hand, assault, times, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • The One Guy His membership can range from loose ally to close friend to part of the actual fighting team.
    Source: The One Guy
  • Literature / Circle of Magic Long hair does occasionally get singed while glassblowing if left loose, but singeing one's eyebrows as described in Keth's recollections would be close to impossible.
  • The two shows share loose artwork, manic pacing, Surreal Humor, hand-painted close-ups of the characters, and the same music cues.
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