Translation of strait-laced in Spanish:


puritano, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌstreɪtˈleɪst/ /streɪtˈleɪst/

See Spanish definition of puritano


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    • A strait-laced British Government official arrives to offer cash aid to dig 38 wells for the president's drought-stricken people.
    • For two decades, the BBC's voice of youth enforced a moral code that your average Victorian aunt would have thought strait-laced.
    • In the sequel, a clash of cultures ensues when the straight-laced, conservative Byrnes family meets the liberal, relaxed Fockers.
    • Audiences will love pretty much everyone in the movie, from the sexually daring parents to their straight-laced, teenaged son to the hunky plumber whose tool kit contains a couple of surprises.
    • It gets worse when Ian's straight-laced parents enter the fray.
    • ‘What I had done was to signal a shift in our mindset to being more relaxed and open-minded, and less strait-laced and Victorian,’ he said.
    • And yet she's also, in a strange way, a highly moral person; it's just that she doesn't confuse morality with strait-laced cowardice and want of adventure.
    • She was very prim and straight-laced looking, and her entire personality tended to reinforce her appearance.
    • Due to her strict and pious upbringing Edith was a brisk, businesslike and rather straight-laced woman, serious with a no-nonsense attitude but still well liked by all who knew her.
    • It is strangely unclassifiable television - a caustically comic, surreptitiously sudsy thriller that has alienated a whole tranche of strait-laced Americans and so delighted many more.
    • To their more gung-ho colleagues in the financial sector, this strait-laced group is little more than a regulatory irritant, more interested in stopping them making money than helping them.
    • Shawn, the bridegroom, is played as a gormless buffoon; the real comedy of the earnest, strait-laced coward goes for nothing.
    • ‘It was the only erotic program,’ Ananich said, recalling how strait-laced television was back then.
    • Once you turn the political contest into a strict test of personal character and behaviour, even the apparently most strait-laced leader is likely to come a cropper in the end.
    • Far from being strait-laced, women in the 1600s were as fashion conscious as today - even if it meant wearing highly revealing outfits.
    • The straight-laced history of the capital became a focus for dreaming, a site for imagining a city which could better shape the lives of its inhabitants.
    • Although the official site is comprehensive and impressive, it is straight-laced compared to the more flamboyant style of the fansite.
    • Straightforward and straight-laced, Haeg is not the mysterious type.
    • ‘You can be the most straight-laced person in the world but still find stuff like that funny,’ says Robson.