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straight

straight

 
 
pronunciation:
streIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
straight away
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: straighter, straightest
definition 1: extending in a line without a curve or bend.
synonyms:
direct, linear
antonyms:
bandy, bent, crooked, curly, curved, curved, frizzy, meandering, serpentine, tortuous, winding, zigzag
similar words:
even, level, straightaway, straightforward
definition 2: in the correct order or state.
Our affairs are now straight.
synonyms:
balanced, correct
antonyms:
askew, messy, untidy
similar words:
even, right, square, true
definition 3: level; even.
The picture is not straight.
synonyms:
square
definition 4: direct; frank; candid.
straight talk
synonyms:
candid, direct, frank, straightforward
antonyms:
evasive, indirect, oblique, roundabout
similar words:
bluff, blunt, clear, forthcoming, forthright, open, plain, simple, square, unequivocal
definition 5: continuous; unbroken.
working for two straight hours
synonyms:
continuous, solid, unbroken
similar words:
nonstop, sustained, uninterrupted
definition 6: upright; honest.
a straight politician
synonyms:
honest, upright, upstanding
antonyms:
crooked, fraudulent
similar words:
forthright, just, reputable, right, righteous, square, true, truthful, veracious
definition 7: not departing from the norm; conventional.
synonyms:
conventional
antonyms:
unconventional
similar words:
normal, ordinary, popular, predictable, regular, run-of-the-mill, standard, usual
definition 8: undiluted or unadulterated.
straight gin
synonyms:
unadulterated, undiluted
antonyms:
diluted
similar words:
absolute, neat, pure, sheer, unalloyed, unblended, uncut, unmixed
definition 9: undeviating in political support or allegiance.
He voted the straight Democratic ticket.
similar words:
consistent, full, unvarying
definition 10: (informal) not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
synonyms:
sober
antonyms:
high, intoxicated
similar words:
alert, clean, temperate
definition 11: heterosexual.
synonyms:
heterosexual
antonyms:
gay, homosexual
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: straighter, straightest
definition 1: in a straight line or course.
synonyms:
direct, directly, right
similar words:
due, flush, plumb, straightforward
definition 2: in an upright posture.
The soldier stood straight.
synonyms:
upright
similar words:
square, stiff, tall
definition 3: directly; frankly.
He came straight to the point.
synonyms:
direct, directly, frankly
similar words:
clearly, forthright, full, plainly, plump, right, square, straightforwardly, unequivocally
definition 4: in the correct order or state.
Put your affairs straight.
similar words:
right, square, together, true
definition 5: in a rational manner; clearly.
I am not thinking straight today.
synonyms:
clearly
phrase: straight away
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a straight line.
definition 2: the condition or state of being straight.
definition 3: a straight element or part, as of a racetrack.
synonyms:
homestretch, straightaway
definition 4: a heterosexual person.
synonyms:
heterosexual
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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