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tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
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stilted, hokey, contrived, artificial
adj. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
staid, sedate
adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
strict, rigorous
adj. rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
fastidious
adj. giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
overnice, squeamish, prissy, nice, dainty
adj. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
overmodest, demure, coy
adj. affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
portentous, pontifical, pompous, overblown, grandiloquent
adj. puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
niminy-piminy, twee, prim, mincing, dainty
adj. affectedly dainty or refined
honourable, honorable, ethical
adj. adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"
pedantic, donnish, academic
adj. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
serious
adj. concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
steady
adj. not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
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comme il faut, seemly, decorous, decent, comely, becoming
adj. according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
right, correct
adj. socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
right, correct
adj. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
fitting
adj. in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion; "We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this"
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