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straightness

Noun

1 of hair: lack of a tendency to curl [ant: curliness]
2 freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles [ant: crookedness]
3 trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim" [syn: directness] [ant: indirectness]
4 having honest intentions; "he acted in good faith"; "doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants" [syn: good faith]
5 a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex [syn: heterosexuality, heterosexualism]

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English

Noun

straightness
  1. The state of being straight (especially in the sense of "heterosexual").

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straightness in Asturian: Reuta
straightness in Bosnian: Prava (geometrija)
straightness in Breton: Eeunenn (geometriezh)
straightness in Bulgarian: Права линия
straightness in Catalan: Recta
straightness in Czech: Přímka
straightness in Danish: Linje
straightness in German: Gerade
straightness in Modern Greek (1453-): Γραμμή
straightness in Estonian: Sirge
straightness in Spanish: Recta
straightness in Esperanto: Linio
straightness in French: Droite (mathématiques)
straightness in Persian: خط (هندسه)
straightness in Scottish Gaelic: Loidhne
straightness in Croatian: Pravac
straightness in Ido: Lineo
straightness in Icelandic: Lína (stærðfræði)
straightness in Italian: Retta
straightness in Hebrew: ישר
straightness in Hungarian: Egyenes
straightness in Haitian: Dwat
straightness in Lithuanian: Tiesė
straightness in Latvian: Taisne
straightness in Macedonian: Права
straightness in Malayalam: നേര്‍‌രേഖ
straightness in Dutch: Lijn (meetkunde)
straightness in Japanese: 直線
straightness in Korean: 직선
straightness in Norwegian: Linje
straightness in Polish: Prosta
straightness in Portuguese: Recta
straightness in Russian: Прямая
straightness in Romanian: Dreaptă (matematică)
straightness in Albanian: Drejtëza
straightness in Simple English: Line
straightness in Slovenian: Premica
straightness in Serbian: Права (линија)
straightness in Finnish: Suora
straightness in Swedish: Rät linje
straightness in Tamil: கோடு
straightness in Thai: เส้นตรง
straightness in Vietnamese: Đường thẳng
straightness in Turkish: Doğru (matematik)
straightness in Urdu: خطوط مستقیم
straightness in Uzbek: Chiziq (uzunlik birligi)
straightness in Yiddish: שטריך
straightness in Chinese: 直线
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