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Thwarted by straight-laced parents, vivacious Flo eventually eloped to Philly with a doctor and then divorced.

William Parker is a straight-laced cop with dreams of ridding L.A of its crime and endemic corruption.

One of my students started senior year straight-laced and dreaming of studying engineering at Georgia Tech.

Blood-thirsty, violence-loving hicks vs. straight-laced, normal, thinking urban white-collar workers.

One that has been discovered very recently is that the straight-faced are the straight-laced.

The North American, beneath his cold and straight-laced appearance, conceals a warm and enthusiastic heart.

The new generation looks upon the stern morality and industry and self-control of its ancestors as straight-laced and narrow.

They all laughed heartily at the joke, and went on for some time bantering Wildgoose upon his being so straight-laced.

"You were always one of the straight-laced sort, Joyce," cried Wilson, laughing good-humoredly.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to straight-laced, such as: austere, goody two-shoes, old-maidish, priggish, prim, and prissy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.