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straight

straight

 
pronunciation:
streIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: straighter, straightest
definition 1: without a curve or bend.
He drew a straight line.
synonyms:
direct, linear
antonyms:
bent, crooked, curly, curved, meandering
similar words:
even, level
definition 2: in the correct order or state.
Our work is now straight.
synonyms:
correct
antonyms:
askew, messy
similar words:
even, right, square, true
definition 3: direct; frank.
I appreciate your straight talk on this sensitive subject.
synonyms:
direct, frank
antonyms:
indirect, roundabout
similar words:
blunt, clear, open, plain, simple, square
definition 4: upright; honest.
The witness gave a straight response to the lawyer's question.
synonyms:
honest, upright
antonyms:
crooked
similar words:
just, right, square, true, truthful
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: straighter, straightest
definition 1: in a straight line or course.
He went straight to the baseball game after dinner.
synonyms:
direct, directly, right
similar words:
due
definition 2: in an upright position.
The soldier stood straight.
synonyms:
upright
similar words:
square, stiff
definition 3: directly.
He came straight to the point.
synonyms:
direct, directly
similar words:
clearly, full, plainly, right, square
derivations: straightly (adv.), straightness (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word strait (a channel of water)? Straight and strait sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: straight +
  • straighten:
    to make straight or straighter.
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