Definition of Straitlacedness

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of strait-lacedness) ¹



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Definition of Straitlacedness

1. [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straitlacedness

straited
straiten
straitened
straitened times
straitening
straitens
straiter
straitest
straiting
straitjacket
straitjacketed
straitjacketing
straitjackets
straitlaced
straitlacedly
straitlacedness (current term)
straitly
straitness
straitnesses
straits
straitwaistcoat
straitwaistcoated
straitwaistcoats
strake
straked
strakes
strakhovite
stramash
stramashes
stramazoun

Literary usage of Straitlacedness

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1. Teresina in America by Maria Theresa Longworth, Thérèse Yelverton (1875)
"They are particular even to straitlacedness in what they say, but not often in what they do. There is scarcely a poem in my repertoire which in some ..."

2. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1883)
"In Cologne they seem to have a dreadful idea of OUT insular straitlacedness, and it was mortifying to be -warned not to be shocked by this or that—it was ..."

3. Michel de Montaigne: A Biographical Study by Mary E. Lowndes (1898)
"Their strictness of moral—passing over into straitlacedness—made no appeal to his laxer temperament ; their pedantry and assertiveness 5 were the failings ..."

4. Marriage and Heredity: A View of Psychological Evolution. by John Ferguson Nisbet (1890)
"... was a reaction against the pernicious straitlacedness of 1 "Woman is of glass, but it is unwise to try whether she will break or not, because anything ..."

5. In and about Drury Lane: And Other Papers Reprinted from the Pages of the by Doran (John) (1881)
"The Gaulois and the Figaro, papers which cannot be charged with over straitlacedness, have blushed al the adulterous comedy of France ..."

6. A General Biographical Dictionary by John G. Gorton (1851)
"... only to be dissipated and idle, upon which his father sent him to King's College, Aberdeen, in the hope that Scotch straitlacedness might reclaim him. ..."

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