1. [syn: priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strait-laced \Strait"-laced`\, a.
1. Bound with stays.
Let nature have scope to fashion the body as she
thinks best; we have few well-shaped that are
2. Restricted; stiff; constrained. [R.] --Fuller.
3. Rigid in opinion; strict in manners or morals.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't
approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prim,
prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed,
straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced,
straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "straitlaced":
Quakerish, Sabbatarian, Victorian, authoritarian, bigot, bigoted,
borne, censorious, closed, constricted, cramped, creedbound, deaf,
deaf to reason, demure, dogmatic, dour, evangelical, fanatical,
firm, fundamentalist, genteel, hard, hidebound, hyperorthodox,
illiberal, impliable, inexorable, inflexible, insular, iron,
ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, libertine, literalist,
literalistic, little, little-minded, mean, mean-minded,
mean-spirited, mid-Victorian, muscle-bound, narrow, narrow-hearted,
narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted,
obdurate, obstinate, old-maidish, orthodox, overmodest, parochial,
petty, precisianist, precisianistic, prig, priggish, prim, prissy,
procrustean, provincial, prudish, purblind, purist, puristic,
puritan, puritanic, puritanical, relentless, rigid, rigorist,
rigoristic, rigorous, rockbound, sanctimonious, shortsighted,
small, small-minded, smug, staunch, stiff, stiff-necked,
straightlaced, strict, stubborn, stuffy, unbending, uncatholic,
uncharitable, uncompromising, ungenerous, unliberal, unrelenting,