Thesaurus

straightaway

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of straightaway

  1. 1 done or occurring without any noticeable lapse in time her first novel was a straightaway success Synonyms of straightaway immediate, instant, split-second, instantaneousWords Related to straightaway summary; fast, hit-and-run, prompt, quick, rapid, speedy, swiftNear Antonyms of straightaway dilatory, tardy; slow, sluggish; prolonged, protracted; deferred, delayed

  2. 2 free from irregularities or digressions in course the doomed ship was headed on a straightaway course in the path of the iceberg Synonyms of straightaway direct, linear, right, straight, straightforwardWords Related to straightaway unbent, uncurled, untwisted; undeviating, unswervingNear Antonyms of straightaway 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


straightaway

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of straightaway

  1. without delay he got to the hospital, and straightaway he was admitted and given intravenous fluids Synonyms of straightaway bang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, immediately, straight off, straightwayWords Related to straightaway away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonablyNear Antonyms of straightaway slowly; late, tardily



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up straightaway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!