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Definition of "straight-laced" []

  • Variant of strait-laced. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "straight-laced" in a sentence
  • "She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki."
  • "Wilde, never very shy about his bisexuality, rebelled against the hypocrisy of the straight-laced bluenoses who kept their marriages intact but also took off for long weekends in the country with their young boyfriends -- "Bunburying" (notice the little play on words ....)."
  • "Proudly warm and nostalgic for its soundstage-perfect Victorian Era setting, the film features Garland as irresistable as ever and Johnson well-cast as a suitor so straight-laced he seems almost quaint by modern standards."