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Synonyms for straightaway
ˈstreɪt əˌweɪ; -ˈweɪstraight·away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straightaway, straightadjective

    a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

    heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight, straight person


  2. immediate, prompt, quick, straightawayadverb

    performed with little or no delay

    "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"

    immediate, warm, fast, prompt, spry, speedy, ready, agile, nimble, quick, flying, contiguous


  3. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb

    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

    "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

    now, at one time, straight, at present, like a shot, instantly, instantaneously, in a flash, at once, outright, nowadays, at a time, today, direct, directly, forthwith, promptly, straight off, right away, flat, immediately


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  1. Emmanuel Macron:

    We will straightaway offer Amazonian countries that signal to us their needs, financial support.

  2. Lucy Beck:

    She was absolutely turning around straightaway to go back and volunteer, should it come that she (is) needed to fight, she was willing to do whatever it took, I guess, to stay and help the people in Ukraine rather than choosing to leave and go somewhere safe.

  3. Davide Capello:

    I touched Davide Capello to see whether I was still in one piece as it was a massive shock, i then called the firemen straightaway and they were the ones who helped me first.

  4. Ken Todd:

    I was there, when I saw her thrown off, I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock. I ran over there, and she was just on the floor, and she knew that she’d broken her leg straightaway.

  5. Katie Rainsberger:

    The reason that my finish mattered was because all my teammates were passing people in the last straightaway. Every single person was fighting for spots—it wasn’t all me, there were really so many other things that had to fall into the place.


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    A synonym for "subterranean"
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    • B. surface
    • C. overhead
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