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straight

Synonyms of straight in English:

adjective

  • 1 the aircraft continued on a straight course a long, straight road
    unswerving, undeviating, linear, direct, as straight as an arrow, uncurving, unbending
    [Antonyms] winding, zigzag
  • 2 one of us must have knocked that picture—it's not straight
    level, even, true, in line, aligned, square, plumb, properly positioned;
    symmetrical;
    vertical, upright, perpendicular;
    horizontal
    [Antonyms] crooked, askew
  • 3 it'll take a long time to get the place straight
    informaltogether
    [Antonyms] untidy, messy
  • 5 action is never effective without straight thinking
    logical, rational, clear, lucid, sound, coherent, unemotional, dispassionate
    [Antonyms] irrational, illogical
  • 7 straight brandy
    [Antonyms] diluted
  • 8 informal she won't stand for anything like that—she's too straight
    respectable, upright, upstanding, honourable, honest, on the level, decent, right-minded, law-abiding;
    conventional, conservative, traditional, conformist, old-fashioned, strait-laced, unadventurous
  • adverb

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  • 1 he looked me straight in the eyes the ball hit him straight on the head
    right, directly, squarely, full, plumb
    informalsmack, bang, slap bang
    North American informalspang, smack dab
  • 2 she drove straight home
    directly, right, by a direct route, without deviating, in a beeline;
    as the crow flies, by the shortest route
  • 3 I'll call you straight back
    [Antonyms] later, eventually
  • 4 I told her straight that it was over
    frankly, directly, straight out, candidly, honestly, forthrightly, outspokenly, plainly, point-blank, bluntly, flatly, roundly, straight from the shoulder, with no holds barred, without beating about the bush, without mincing words, unequivocally, unambiguously, in plain English, to someone's face
    informalpulling no punches
    British informalstraight up
  • 5 he's so wound up over you he can't think straight
    logically, rationally, clearly, lucidly, coherently, cogently, unemotionally, dispassionately;
    properly, correctly
  • Phrases

    go straight

    1
    [Antonyms] reoffend
    informalget back on the straight and narrow

    straight away

    2
    okay, I'll get on to it straight away
    [Antonyms] later, eventually
    at once, right away, now, right now, this/that (very) minute, this/that instant, immediately, instantly, in/like a flash, directly, on the spot, forthwith, without further/more ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, then and there, there and then, here and now, a.s.a.p., as soon as possible, as quickly as possible, with all speed;
    North American in short order;
    informalstraight off, toot sweet, double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson, from the word go
    North American informallickety-split
    Indian informalekdam
    archaicstraight, straightway, instanter, forthright

    straight from the shoulder

    3
    he spoke straight from the shoulder
    [Antonyms] evasively
    frankly, candidly, honestly, directly, forthrightly, bluntly, plainly, roundly, explicitly, outspokenly, unequivocally, unambiguously, with no holds barred, without beating about the bush, without mincing words, man to man, woman to woman
    informalpulling no punches

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    ortho- related prefix
    orthodontics straightening of teeth

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