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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
    informal together
    [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
    informal smack, bang, slap bang
    North American informal spang, 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
    informal pulling no punches
    British informal straight up
  • 5 he's so wound up over you he can't think straight
  • Phrases

    go straight

    1
    [Antonyms] reoffend
    informal get 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;
    informal straight 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 informal lickety-split
    Indian informal ekdam
    archaic straight, 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
    informal pulling no punches

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    ortho- related prefix
    orthodontics straightening of teeth

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