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straight

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of straight

  1. 1 in a direct line or course <when we got to the airport, we went straight to the baggage claim area> Synonyms dead, direct, due, plumb, plump, right, directly, straightwayNear Antonyms circuitously, deviously, veeringlyAntonyms indirectly

  2. 2 in an honest and direct manner <we gave it to him straight: his performance would have to improve—or he was out> Synonyms directly, forthrightly, foursquare, plain, plainly, straightforward, straightforwardlyRelated Words baldly, bluffly, candidly, frankly, honestly, openheartedly, openly, unguardedly, unreservedly; artlessly, earnestly, simply, sincerely; abruptly, bluntly, brusquely, curtly, gruffly, point-blank, sharply; impolitely, inconsiderately, rudely, tactlessly; truthfully, veraciouslyNear Antonyms long-windedly, verbosely, wordily; civilly, courteously, diplomatically, politely, tactfully; deceitfully, mendaciously, untruthfully; erroneously, fallaciously, falsely, hypocritically, insincerely; ambiguously, circuitously, equivocally, evasively, indirectly




straight

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of straight

  1. 1 free from irregularities or digressions in course <in the wide, open spaces of the West some rural roads are incredibly straight> Synonyms direct, linear, right, straightaway, straightforward Related Words unbent, uncurled, untwisted; undeviating, unswerving Near Antonyms bowed, rounded; entwined, kinked, swirled, turned, turning, twined, twining, twisted, twisting, veering, warped; bending, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, curled, curling, curved, curving, looped, looping, spiral, spiraling (or spiralling), wavy, winding; meandering, weaving; devious, serpentine, sinuous; crooked, zigzag, zigzagging

  2. 2 conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue <a store owner known and trusted for his straight dealings> Synonyms all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, good, true, upright, virtuousRelated Words correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt (also incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic (or angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteousNear Antonyms improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallenAntonyms bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong

  3. 3 free from added matter <would you like that whiskey straight or with soda?> Synonyms absolute, fine, neat, plain, purified, refined, pure, unadulterated, unalloyed, undiluted, unmixedRelated Words clarified, filtered; clean, fresh, taintless, uncontaminated, uncorrupted, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted; rendered, tried; concentrated, full-bodied, strong; uncombinedNear Antonyms befouled, besmirched, contaminated, corrupted, debased, defiled, fouled, polluted, soiled, spoiled, sullied, tainted; unclarified; amalgamated, blended, coalesced, combined, commingled, compounded, incorporated, intermingled, intermixed, merged, mingled; conjoined, fused, joined, linked, united; cheapened, doctored, watered-downAntonyms adulterated, alloyed, diluted, impure, mixed

  4. 4 free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions <you should be straight with your boss and tell him that you're not happy with the current situation> Synonyms candid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, freehearted, free-spoken, honest, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, frank, straightforward, unguarded, unreserved, up-frontRelated Words artless, earnest, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, sincere, unaffected, undesigning, unpretending, unpretentious; outgoing, uninhibited, unrestrained; vocal, vociferous; abrupt, bluff, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp; impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, thoughtless, uncivil, undiplomatic, ungracious, unmannerly, unsubtleNear Antonyms inhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, politeAntonyms dissembling, uncandid, unforthcoming

  5. 5 going straight to the point clearly and firmly <a politician who can never give a straight answer to questions about his positions> Synonyms direct, forthright, foursquare, plain, straightforwardRelated Words aboveboard, candid, frank, free-spoken, honest, open, openhearted, outspoken, plainspoken, unguarded, unreserved; artless, earnest, sincere; uninhibited, unrestrained; abrupt, bluff, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, gruff, point-blank, sharp; impolite, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, undiplomatic; true, truthful, veraciousNear Antonyms circumlocutory, long-winded, prolix, verbose, wordy; inhibited, reserved, restrained; civil, courteous, polite, tactful; deceitful, lying, mendacious, untruthful; erroneous, fallacious, false; ambiguous, equivocal, evasive, misleading; double-dealing, hypocritical, two-facedAntonyms circuitous, indirect, roundabout

  6. 6 not having one's mind affected by alcohol <I'll drive the car, since I seem to be the only one of us who is straight at the moment> Synonyms clearheaded, soberRelated Words abstemious, abstinent, dry, teetotal, temperate; cool, level, steadyNear Antonyms alcoholic, bibulous, crapulous, dipsomaniacal; maudlin, tiddly [chiefly British]; befuddled, besotted, dopey (also dopy); debauched, dissipated, dissoluteAntonyms blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wiped out [slang]

  7. 7 following one after another without others coming in between <I was awake for two straight days> Synonyms back-to-back, sequent, sequential, consecutive, succeeding, successional, successiveRelated Words serial; constant, continuous, uninterrupted; ensuing, following, later, next, posterior, subsequentNear Antonyms in seriesAntonyms inconsecutive, inconsequent, nonconsecutive, nonsequential





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