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English adjective: straight

1. straight successive (without a break)


SamplesSick for five straight days.


Synonymsconsecutive


Similarcontinuous, uninterrupted


Antonymsnoncontinuous, discontinuous

2. straight having no deviations


SamplesStraight lines.
Straight roads across the desert.
Straight teeth.
Straight shoulders.


Similaraligned, unbent, untwisted


See alsodirect, perpendicular, vertical


Attributeconfiguration, conformation, contour, form, shape


Antonymscrooked

3. straight (of hair) having no waves or curls


SamplesHer naturally straight hair hung long and silky.


Similaruncurled, unpermed


Attributecurliness, waviness


Antonymscurly

4. straight erect in posture


SamplesSit straight.
Stood defiantly with unbowed back.


Synonymsunbent, unbowed


Similarerect, upright, vertical


Antonymsunerect

5. straight in keeping with the facts


SamplesSet the record straight.
Made sure the facts were straight in the report.


Similaraccurate


Antonymsinaccurate

6. straight characterized by honesty and fairness


SamplesStraight dealing.
A square deal.


Synonymssquare


Similaraboveboard, guileless, straightarrow, straightforward, transparent


See alsohonest, honorable, lawful


Attributehonestness, honesty


Antonymscorrupt, crooked

7. straight no longer coiled


Synonymsuncoiled


Similaruncurled


Antonymscoiled

8. straight free from curves or angles


SamplesA straight line.


Similartrabeate, trabeated, uncurved, uncurving


Antonymscurved, curving

9. straight neatly arranged; not disorderly


SamplesThe room is straight now.


Similartidy


Antonymsuntidy

10. straight not homosexual


Similarheterosexual


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsbisexual, homosexual

11. straight accurately fitted; level


SamplesThe window frame isn't quite true.


Synonymstrue


Similareven


Antonymsuneven

12. straight without evasion or compromise


SamplesA square contradiction.
He is not being as straightforward as it appears.


Synonymssquare, straightforward


Similardirect


Antonymsindirect

13. straight without water


SamplesTook his whiskey neat.


Synonymsfull-strength, neat


Similarundiluted


Antonymsdilute, diluted

14. straight following a correct or logical method


SamplesStraight reasoning.


Similarcorrect, right


Antonymsincorrect, wrong

15. straight rigidly conventional or old-fashioned


Synonymssquare


Similarconventional


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


Antonymsunconventional


English noun: straight

1. straight (person) a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex


Synonymsheterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)fucker

2. straight (group) a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)


Broader (hypernym)poker hand

3. straight (artifact) a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse


Synonymsstraightaway


Broader (hypernym)section, segment


Narrower (hyponym)stretch


English adverb: straight

1. straight without deviation


SamplesThe path leads directly to the lake.
Went direct to the office.


Synonymsdirect, directly

2. straight in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly


SamplesHe didn't answer directly.
Told me straight out.
Came out flat for less work and more pay.


Synonymsdirectly, flat


Antonymsindirectly

3. straight in a straight line; in a direct course


SamplesThe road runs straight.









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