Definitions

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  • adjective Alternative form of straight-laced.

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  • adjective exaggeratedly proper

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Examples

  • It´s not that the Frogs don´t have both television and the internet it´s just that it is considered untoward to get really comfortable with those seemingly useless pastimes and that is why the very straightlaced French (in a way) have such uncomfortable furniture.

    On Life and Wealth

  • It´s not that the Frogs don´t have both television and the internet it´s just that it is considered untoward to get really comfortable with those seemingly useless pastimes and that is why the very straightlaced French (in a way) have such uncomfortable furniture.

    On Life and Wealth

  • It´s not that the Frogs don´t have both television and the internet it´s just that it is considered untoward to get really comfortable with those seemingly useless pastimes and that is why the very straightlaced French (in a way) have such uncomfortable furniture.

    On Life and Wealth

  • It´s not that the Frogs don´t have both television and the internet it´s just that it is considered untoward to get really comfortable with those seemingly useless pastimes and that is why the very straightlaced French (in a way) have such uncomfortable furniture.

    On Life and Wealth

  • The girls had just survived a traumatic forced landing but the straightlaced Trippe was worrying about their modesty.

    Helen Davey: Pan Am: A Dream Takes Flight (Part III)

  • There are many who feel that I should “reinvent” myself and be more straightlaced so I can increase my brand potential.

    The Hot Box

  • Sounds on the surface like an Irish reversal of Beverly Hills Cop, where the small-town local guy is the irreverent jokester while the outsider is terribly straightlaced.

    Casting Notes: Cheadle and Gleeson, Witherspoon is #1, and Djimon Hounsou Works With Ong Bak Director | /Film

  • Taking a straightlaced CIA agent from Alabama or Utah, having him take eight weeks or Arab or Pashto immersion classes and then having him grow a beard to pass as a local hasn't helped us fiind Osama.

    Russell Shaw: Tenet Interview Proves: We Still Don't Understand The Muslim World

  • As for his own future, King said he had resolved and have thus far succeeded to smother and hide my pessimistic hate of civilization and be as straightlaced and wooden and fatuously American as anybody.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Henreid is supposed to be a swashbuckling rogue, but he's as stiff and straightlaced as you'd expect the guy who played Victor Laszlo to be.

    Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win. Arrr!

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