strait-lacedly


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strait-laced

or straight-laced (strāt′lāst′)
adj.
1. Excessively strict in behavior, morality, or opinions.
2. Having or wearing a tightly laced garment.

[strait, tightly (obsolete) + -laced (from lace).]

strait′-lac′ed·ly (-lā′sĭd-lē, -lāst′lē) adv.
strait′-lac′ed·ness n.

strait-lacedly

(ˌstreɪtˈleɪsɪdlɪ) or

straight-lacedly

adv
in a strait-laced manner