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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 of straight dead, direct, due, plumb, plump, right, directly, straightwayNear Antonyms of straight circuitously, deviously, veeringlyAntonyms of straight 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 of straight directly, forthrightly, foursquare, plain, plainly, straightforward, straightforwardlyWords Related to straight 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 of straight 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 of straight direct, linear, right, straightaway, straightforward Words Related to straight unbent, uncurled, untwisted; undeviating, unswerving Near Antonyms of straight 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 of straight all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, good, true, upright, virtuousWords Related to straight 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 of straight 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 of straight 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 of straight absolute, fine, neat, plain, purified, refined, pure, unadulterated, unalloyed, undiluted, unmixedWords Related to straight clarified, filtered; clean, fresh, taintless, uncontaminated, uncorrupted, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted; rendered, tried; concentrated, full-bodied, strong; uncombinedNear Antonyms of straight 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 of straight 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 of straight candid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, freehearted, free-spoken, honest, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, frank, straightforward, unguarded, unreserved, up-frontWords Related to straight 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 of straight inhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, politeAntonyms of straight 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 of straight direct, forthright, foursquare, plain, straightforwardWords Related to straight 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 of straight 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 of straight 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 of straight clearheaded, soberWords Related to straight abstemious, abstinent, dry, teetotal, temperate; cool, level, steadyNear Antonyms of straight alcoholic, bibulous, crapulous, dipsomaniacal; maudlin, tiddly [chiefly British]; befuddled, besotted, dopey (also dopy); debauched, dissipated, dissoluteAntonyms of straight 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 of straight back-to-back, sequent, sequential, consecutive, succeeding, successional, successiveWords Related to straight serial; constant, continuous, uninterrupted; ensuing, following, later, next, posterior, subsequentNear Antonyms of straight in seriesAntonyms of straight inconsecutive, inconsequent, nonconsecutive, nonsequential



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