What is the meaning of straight?

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  • Successive (without a break. )
    • usage: "sick for five straight days"
  • Having no deviations.
    • usage: "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
  • Of hair. ( having no waves or curls)
    • usage: "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
  • Erect in posture.
    • usage: "sit straight"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
  • In keeping with the facts.
    • usage: "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"
  • Characterized by honesty and fairness.
    • usage: "straight dealing"; "a square deal"
  • No longer coiled.
  • Free from curves or angles.
    • usage: "a straight line"
  • Neatly arranged; not disorderly.
    • usage: "the room is straight now"
  • Not homosexual.
  • Accurately fitted; level.
    • usage: "the window frame isn't quite true"
  • Without evasion or compromise.
    • usage: "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
  • Without water.
    • usage: "took his whiskey neat"
  • Following a correct or logical method.
    • usage: "straight reasoning"
  • Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.


  • Without deviation.
    • usage: "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
  • In a forthright manner; candidly or frankly.
    • usage: "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"
  • In a straight line; in a direct course.
    • usage: "the road runs straight"
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APAWordNet. (2010). straight. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/straight/definitions/1184488
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "straight" http://smartdefine.org/straight/definitions/1184488 (accessed January 18, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, straight, Smart Define, viewed 18 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/straight/definitions/1184488>.
MLAWordNet. "straight" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/straight/definitions/1184488>
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