buttoned-up


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but′toned-up`



adj.
1. carefully planned, operated, supervised, etc.
2. conservative, as in professional style or manner.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buttoned-up - (British colloquial) not inclined to conversation
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
taciturn - habitually reserved and uncommunicative
2.buttoned-up - conservative in professional manner; "employers are looking for buttoned-up types"
conservative - resistant to change
Translations

buttoned-up

[ˈbʌtndˌʌp] ADJ [person] → reservado

buttoned-up

adj (inf: = reserved) → zugeknöpft (inf)
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Meeting up with men finishing their shift in a shipbuilding yard, they head for an amusement park - the only excitement this buttoned-up little seaside town has to offer.