straight-laced


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straight-laced

(strāt′lāst′)
adj.
Variant of strait-laced.

straight-laced

adj
a variant spelling of strait-laced

strait′-laced`

or straight′-laced`



adj.
1. excessively strict in conduct or morality; puritanical.
2. tightly laced, as a bodice.
3. wearing tightly laced garments.
[1400–50]
strait′-lac`ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.straight-laced - exaggeratedly properstraight-laced - exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
References in classic literature ?
I suppose French morality is not of that straight-laced description which is shocked at trifles.
Brought to stage by Dubai Drama Group, the play will transport theatre lovers to England in the 1890s, where straight-laced magistrate Jack Worthing heads to London from staid countryside obligations to become his pleasure-seeking alter-ego Ernest.
Now, the most prominent woman in his life is his assistant, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), a straight-laced investigator 20 years younger than her boss' car.
Batty Jo (Roisin Conaty) and straight-laced Brian (Mike Wozniak) visit the farm owned by his formidable Aunt Nesta (Stephanie Cole).
Toronto's new leader, by contrast, is as straight-laced and as boring a guy as they could have found.
The straight-laced star says she will let her hair down when she graduates from Brown University in Providence later this year.
The incident comes despite efforts by the agency to restore its straight-laced reputation after a scandal involving prostitutes inCartagena,Colombia, in 2012.
Typically attributed as semi-conservative and straight-laced, Nancy Ajram has taken on new wardrobe territory this year.
That said, Buick has made strides in recent years toward shedding some of its straight-laced persona and has been embracing modern styling with an end result that looks polished, classy, and updated.
And straight-laced Tubs didn't immediately turn down the offer from Hof - who is famous for his HBO show, Bunny Ranch Girls.
She is also attracted to his best friend, the straight-laced Captain Gilbert Evans (Dan Stevens from ITV's Downtown Abbey) and despite choosing to marry one, she falls into the arms of the other.
Jackie and Zara delve into the wardrobes of Welsh TV presenter Alex Jones (and surely we can expect more than her usual buttoned-up, straight-laced efforts?