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synonyms for straitlaced

  • Victorian
  • austere
  • goody-two-shoes
  • old-maidish
  • priggish
  • prim
  • prissy
  • proper
  • prudish
  • puritanical
  • rigid
  • square
  • starchy
  • stiff
  • strict
  • stuffy
  • uptight

antonyms for straitlaced

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  • permissive
  • broad-minded
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How to use straitlaced in a sentence

Why had Cliffe been invited by these very respectable and straitlaced people the Grosvilles?
THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
It is a cold, insipid style of beauty, at the best; and she is as self-willed and as straitlaced as a lady abbess.
GYCIALEWIS MORRIS
Although Daneford was not a straitlaced city, there was a good deal of solid propriety in the character of its people.
THE WEIRD SISTERS, VOLUME II (OF 3)RICHARD DOWLING
Inclined too much to melancholy, and a trifle too straitlaced for his advanced age, perhaps.
AINSLEE'S MAGAZINE, VOLUME 16, NO. 2, SEPTEMBER, 1905VARIOUS
A few people are straitlaced, and a good many feel they have been taken in.
LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTERMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
I don't think I'm more prejudiced or straitlaced than you: I think I'm less.
MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSIONGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
He was not straitlaced, or mealy-mouthed, or overburthened with scruples.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAITLACED

  • abstemious
  • ascetic
  • chaste
  • continent
  • economical
  • puritanical
  • self-denying
  • sober
  • straitlaced
  • strict
  • subdued
  • unrelenting
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