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adjective as in plumb

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adjective as in steep

adjective as in vertical

adverb as in over

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Example Sentences

I think people like those stories told straight-up, [David] Fincher-style.

Being there with a company of American infantry was dangerous enough; going there on your own seemed like straight-up suicide.

But if you ask the American public a straight up question—“Do you support amnesty for illegal immigrants?”

The straight-up fear of a world in which disco singles consistently topping the charts was the new normal.

Perhaps he is straight-up obsessed with former American Idol host Paula Abdul.

She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.

It was half-past seven when we got back to the house, so we all went straight up to our rooms to dress for dinner.

On his chest was a great inkoos with one eye covered, and on his back a hut with trees growing straight up into the air from it.

There's a little one inside—so narrow and twisted, Jim, that even I can hardly walk straight up it but have to go sidewise.

We had no more than got fairly between the straight-up-and-down walls of it than Piegan halted us with a warning hand.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to straight-up, such as: perpendicular, straight, upright, up-and-down, and vertical.

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