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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Exaggeratedly proper.

Usage examples (30)
  • My straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
  • Adjective : strait-laced censors
  • The spelling is "straitlaced", not "straight-laced", though again both are in common use.
  • It's as though he is mocking The Edge for being so "straitlaced" that he's actually turned numb. for more
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