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First Known Use of straitlaced
Synonymsbluenosed, nice-nelly, prim, prudish, puritanical, Victorian
Related Wordspriggish, staid, stuffy; genteel, proper, refined; decent, honest, moral, right, righteous, upright, virtuous
Near Antonymsliberated, permissive; bad, immoral, improper, indecent, lax, lecherous, lickerish, loose, prurient, wicked; skanky [slang], slatternly, sleazy, sluttish, slutty, trampy; debauched, degenerate, degraded, depraved, perverted
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