Synonyms of straight in English:

straight


See definition of straight

adjective

1‘the aircraft continued on a straight course’

SYNONYMS

unswerving, undeviating, linear, direct, as straight as an arrow, uncurving, unbending

ANTONYMS

winding, zigzag

2‘one of us must have knocked that picture—it's not straight’

SYNONYMS

level, even, true, in line, aligned, square, plumb, properly positioned

symmetrical

vertical, upright, perpendicular

horizontal

ANTONYMS

crooked, askew

3‘it'll take a long time to get the place straight’

SYNONYMS

in order, tidy, neat and tidy, neat, in apple-pie order, orderly, spick and span, organized, arranged, sorted out, straightened out, trim, spruce

informal together

ANTONYMS

untidy, messy

4‘a straight answer’

SYNONYMS

honest, direct, frank, candid, truthful, sincere, forthright, straightforward, plain-spoken, plain-speaking, plain, blunt, downright, outspoken, straight from the shoulder, no-nonsense, unequivocal, unambiguous, unqualified, unvarnished

informal upfront

archaic round, free-spoken

ANTONYMS

indirect, evasive

5‘action is never effective without straight thinking’

SYNONYMS

logical, rational, clear, lucid, sound, coherent, unemotional, dispassionate

ANTONYMS

irrational, illogical

6‘three straight wins’

SYNONYMS

successive, in succession, consecutive, in a row, one after the other

running, uninterrupted, solid, unbroken

informal on the trot

7‘straight brandy’

SYNONYMS

undiluted, neat, unmixed, unadulterated, pure, unblended, uncut

North American informal straight up

ANTONYMS

diluted

8‘she won't stand for anything like that—she's too straight’

SYNONYMS

respectable, upright, upstanding, honourable, honest, on the level, decent, right-minded, law-abiding

conventional, conservative, traditional, conformist, old-fashioned, strait-laced, unadventurous

stuffy, square, fuddy-duddy


adverb

1‘he looked me straight in the eyes’

SYNONYMS

right, directly, squarely, full, plumb

informal smack, bang, slap bang

North American informal spang, smack dab

2‘she drove straight home’

SYNONYMS

directly, right, by a direct route, without deviating, in a beeline

as the crow flies, by the shortest route

3‘I'll call you straight back’

SYNONYMS

right away, straight away, without delay, immediately, directly, at once, as soon as possible, a.s.a.p.

tout de suite

informal toot sweet, before you can say Jack Robinson, before you can say knife

archaic straightway, instanter

ANTONYMS

later, eventually

4‘I told her straight that it was over’

SYNONYMS

frankly, directly, straight out, candidly, honestly, forthrightly, outspokenly, plainly, point-blank, bluntly, flatly, roundly, straight from the shoulder, with no holds barred, without beating about the bush, without mincing words, unequivocally, unambiguously, in plain English, to someone's face

informal pulling no punches

British informal straight up

5‘he's so wound up over you he can't think straight’

SYNONYMS

logically, rationally, clearly, lucidly, coherently, cogently, unemotionally, dispassionately

properly, correctly


Phrases

    go straight

      SYNONYMS

      reform, mend one's ways, turn over a new leaf, make a fresh start

      informal

      get back on the straight and narrow

      ANTONYMS

      reoffend

    straight away

      ‘okay, I'll get on to it straight away’

      SYNONYMS

      at once, right away, now, right now, this/that, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instant, immediately, instantly, in a flash, like a flash, directly, on the spot, forthwith, without further ado, without more ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, then and there, there and then, here and now, a.s.a.p., as soon as possible, as quickly as possible, with all speed

      North American

      in short order

      tout de suite

      informal

      straight off, toot sweet, double quick, in double quick time, pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson, from the word go

      North American informal

      lickety-split

      Indian informal

      ekdam

      archaic

      straight, straightway, instanter, forthright

      ANTONYMS

      later, eventually

    straight from the shoulder

      ‘he spoke straight from the shoulder’

      SYNONYMS

      frankly, candidly, honestly, directly, forthrightly, bluntly, plainly, roundly, explicitly, outspokenly, unequivocally, unambiguously, with no holds barred, without beating about the bush, without mincing words, man to man, woman to woman

      informal

      pulling no punches

      ANTONYMS

      evasively