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Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
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  1. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
  2. Carefully maintained or observed:
  3. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
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  1. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
(Naut.) Not tending to lean or tilt to one side even in strong winds or when carrying much sail
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  1. (Naut.) Not tending to lean or tilt to one side even in strong winds or when carrying much sail
  2. Not moving or operating easily or freely; resistant:
  3. Harsh or severe:
Alternative spelling of blue-nosed.
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Excessively or affectedly refined, polite, etc.
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  1. Excessively or affectedly refined, polite, etc.
  2. Having or showing the good taste and refinement associated with polite society; elegant, fashionable, etc.
  3. Affectedly proper or refined; somewhat prudish refinement; excessively polite.
Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular.
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  1. Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
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  1. Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
  2. Exact, as in performance, execution, or amount; accurate or correct:
  3. Conforming strictly to rule or proper form:
Neat and trim:
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  1. Neat and trim:
  2. Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
  3. Stiffly formal, precise, moral, etc.; proper; demure
(Informal) Very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
  2. Excessively or affectedly prim and proper.
Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
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  1. Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
  2. Strictly following rules or conventions, especially in social behavior; seemly:
  3. Out-and-out; thorough:
Marked by or exhibiting the characteristics of a prude; priggish.
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  1. Marked by or exhibiting the characteristics of a prude; priggish.
  2. Like or characteristic of a prude; too modest or proper
Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
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  1. Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
  2. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
  3. Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; "” often used by way of reproach or contempt.
(Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
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  1. (Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
  2. Poorly ventilated; having little fresh air; close
  3. Conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, etc.
Of, relating to, or belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria:
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  1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria:
  2. Being in the highly ornamented, massive style of architecture, decor, and furnishings popular in 19th-century England.
  3. Relating to or displaying the standards or ideals of morality regarded as characteristic of the time of Queen Victoria:
Find another word for strait-laced. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for strait-laced, like: strict, severe, stiff, prudish, bluenosed, genteel, old-maidish, precise, priggish, prim and prissy.