1 direct, unbending, undeviating, uncurved, regular, linear:
The tracks are straight for as far as the eye can see.
2 erect, vertical, upright, upstanding, perpendicular; plumb:
Stop slouching and stand up straight. He stood straight as a ramrod.
3 even, square, true, right, flat, smooth, horizontal, level:
Are you sure that the billiard table is straight?
4 honest, frank, straightforward, direct, forthright, legitimate, (fair and) square, fair, equitable, just, above-board, upright, respectable, decent, trustworthy, honourable, dependable, reliable, Colloq upfront:
Sternway seems to be perfectly straight in his business dealings.
5 unequivocal, unambiguous, straightforward, candid, plain, simple, explicit, blunt, unembellished, unelaborated, unqualified, outright, accurate:
The straight facts are given in this article. The police cannot get a straight story out of him as to his whereabouts last night.
6 direct, point-blank, straightforward, straight from the shoulder, candid, outright, plain, frank, no-nonsense:
Do you mind answering a straight question?
7 shipshape, orderly, neat, tidy, in order, arranged, organized, sorted out, spruce, straightened out:
I wish Leonard would put his room straight before the guests arrive.
8 sober, staid, sedate, serious, unsmiling, unemotional, impassive, emotionless, taciturn, composed, mask-like:
It was impossible to keep a straight face during the school play.
9 undiluted, neat, unmixed, pure, unadulterated, uncut, unmodified, unaltered, unalloyed:
He likes his whisky straight.
10 even, square, settled, straightened out, agreed:
The account will be straight when Dick makes the last payment.
11 heterosexual, normal, Slang hetero:
Till Evelyn came out of the closet, I thought he was straight.
12 directly, right, undeviatingly, unswervingly; as the crow flies, in a beeline:
I should have known she would go straight to the police.
13 (straight) ahead:
Go straight for a mile and you'll see it on the right.
14 Sometimes, straight out. directly, unequivocally, unambiguously, forthrightly, straightforwardly, point-blank, candidly, plainly, simply, in plain or simple English, explicitly, outright, honestly, accurately:
Just give me the story straight, without beating about the bush.
15 Often, straight away or off. immediately, at once, without delay, instantly, summarily, directly, right (away or off), right off the bat, promptly, Colloq p.d.q. (= 'pretty damned quick'):
She went back to work straight after having the baby. I told him straight off to leave town.
16 straight up. without ice:
I like my gin straight up.
1 not bent or curved
be, look | become | stay | keep sth
Keep your back absolutely straight.
absolutely, completely, dead, perfectly
Keep going in a dead straight line. His teeth were white and perfectly straight.
| almost, more or less, nearly, practically | fairly, relatively
be, look | hang sth, put sth
Can you hang that sign straight for me?
absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite | almost, more or less, nearly
3 tidy/in order
be | get sth, put sth
I'm trying to get the house straight before the weekend. She tidied up and put the ornaments straight.
4 honest and truthful
I think he was pretty straight with me.
absolutely, completely, totally | fairly, pretty
Are you being completely straight with her?
be | get sth
Let's get this absolutely straight.
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