upstanding


up·stand·ing

adjective \ˌəp-ˈstan-diŋ, ˈəp-ˌ\

: honest and respectable

: standing straight up

Full Definition of UPSTANDING

1
:  erect, upright
2
:  marked by integrity <an upstanding businessman>
up·stand·ing·ness noun

Examples of UPSTANDING

  1. upstanding members of the community
  2. <a fine, upstanding woman who deserves to be nominated to the state's highest court>

First Known Use of UPSTANDING

before 12th century

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