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straitlaced

adjective strait·laced \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\

Simple Definition of straitlaced

  • : very proper in manners, morals, or opinion

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of straitlaced

  1. 1 :  excessively strict in manners, morals, or opinion

  2. 2 :  wearing or having a bodice or stays tightly laced

straitlacedly

play \-ˈlā-səd-lē, -ˈlāst-lē\ adverb

straitlacedness

play \-ˈlās(t)-nəs, -ˈlā-səd-nəs\ noun

1554

First Known Use of straitlaced

1554

Variants of straitlaced

or

straightlaced

play \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\


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