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.
The uncomplicated version is that Norton plays Alex Godman, the straight-laced English-born banker son of an exiled Russian oligarch.
Les is straight-laced while Ronnie doesn't even care about laces.
Groff's portrayal of the quiet and straight-laced Agent Ford is a true highlight of each episode.
In between Fifty Shades Of Grey spanking sessions, Dakota Johnson plays straight-laced Alice who takes a break from her boyfriend and moves to New York to find herself.
When a video of normally straight-laced Su performing sex acts in a nightclub goes viral on the internet, she disappears, forcing her mother (a judge) to get involved.
Once again, I play the straight-laced guy and Mark Is kind of the crazy one.
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.
When her eldest sister finds herself facing a scandal, Annie alone will be equipped to discern the righteous choice from amongst the many, mostly straight-laced options available.
NORAD's Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas tradition that began in December 1955, when a straight-laced military man decided to be a good sport in response to a newspaper typo that prompted kids to call his top-secret hotline.
Toronto's new leader, by contrast, is as straight-laced and as boring a guy as they could have found.