straitlaced

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adjective strait·laced \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\
variants: or

straightlaced

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

Recent Examples of straitlaced from the Web

  • This is the duo that William Razzouk, a straitlaced, 48-year-old sales-and-marketing executive who left the Number Two job at Federal Express to become AOL's president in February, was supposed to complement.

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First Known Use of straitlaced

1554


STRAITLACED Defined for English Language Learners

straitlaced

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adjective

Definition of straitlaced for English Language Learners

  • : very proper in manners, morals, or opinion



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