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Synonyms for buttoned-down

unimaginatively conventional

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In an age where image counts for so much and sports franchises accordingly play by the buttoned-down corporate standards, Backman's throwback style might have been his biggest Achilles' heel,'' DeFord says in the program.
On TV, Jeeves and Wooster made him a thinking man's buttoned-down sex symbol for fans on both sides of the Atlantic.
A little less buttoned-down, blow-dried primness might prompt voters to cut members of Congress a little more slack.
Specifically, Occasio eliminates the high counters, buttoned-down clerks, and impersonal service so often associated with the banking industry.
Successful middle-aged Madrid lawyer Daniel (Fernando Guillen Cuervo) strays from his buttoned-down life and circle of posh queeny friends to go nuts for strapping refugee Kyril (Dritan Biba), a standout among the hordes of hot politically displaced Eastern European bucks flooding Spain in hope of a better tomorrow.
Think: Marcia Gay Harden is a buttoned-down mother - just guess how she'll react when she discovers her 14-year-old daughter (Alexis Dziena) is engaging in group sex.
Kid brother Eli (Rory Culkin) is a buttoned-down little neurotic whose problems his too-smart parents can't easily define (although basic early-teen shyness would probably cover it).
Buttoned-down South African art dealers, reformed junkies and comely frog researchers share a verbal similarity with each other and with Raphelson.
I find it really difficult to generalize because gay people are all so different: They're conservative and they're liberal and they're right-wing and left-wing and flamboyant and buttoned-down.