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Variant of strait-laced.
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a variant spelling of strait-laced
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1. excessively strict in conduct or morality; puritanical.
2. tightly laced, as a bodice.
3. wearing tightly laced garments.
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|Adj.||1.||straight-laced - exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"|
priggish, prissy, prudish, square-toed, straightlaced, straitlaced, strait-laced, tight-laced, victorian, puritanical, prim
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
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