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straitlaced

adjective strait·laced \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\

Simple Definition of straitlaced

  • : very proper in manners, morals, or opinion

Full Definition of straitlaced

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

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

strait·laced·ly play \-ˈlā-səd-lē, -ˈlāst-lē\ adverb
strait·laced·ness play \-ˈlās(t)-nəs, -ˈlā-səd-nəs\ noun

Examples of straitlaced

  1. <a very straitlaced old lady who believed that cleavage was something that should be shown by rock crystals, not respectable women>



1554

First Known Use of straitlaced

1554

Variants of straitlaced

or straight·laced play \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\


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