Examples of upstanding in a Sentence
upstanding members of the community
a fine, upstanding woman who deserves to be nominated to the state's highest court
Recent Examples of upstanding from the Web
That is the mission of @YesYoureRacist, a Twitter account working diligently to identify some of the upstanding citizens who chose to appear in public at a white nationalist rally.
Despite his misfortune, Maurice insists Justin handled the whole situation like an upstanding citizen.
In addition to blackjack and roulette, the casino features an occasional fight club, in which upstanding folks pair off and beat each other bloody as their fellow burghers wager money on the outcome.
Prosecutors must seek out jurors willing to even consider that a caregiver — sometimes even an upstanding citizen with no prior criminal history —could harm a child.
The Beatles handed out novelty-shop gag items: clown noses (for the very upstanding violins), plastic spectacles (for the more ebullient woodwinds and brass), wigs, balloons, whistles.
An upstanding member of FIFA’s corruption-fighting audit and compliance committee pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court for taking almost $1 million in bribes.
In an effort to make Fawcett a logical, upstanding guy, the story never fully convinces us of his obsession with returning to find the lost city.
Lee’s use of comedic timing makes Topher endearing, while his stern commands to Sebastian (Colin Rinard) show a principled, upstanding side.
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First Known Use of upstanding
before 12th century
Synonymsdecent, ethical, honest, just, noble, principled, respectable, righteous, stand-up, upright, honorable
Antonymsbase, dishonest, dishonorable, ignoble, low, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unworthy
Related Wordsblameless, guiltless, irreproachable, unassailable, unimpeachable; chivalrous, classy, high-minded, menschy, right-minded; conscientious, fair, good, incorruptible, moral, reputable, respected, scrupulous, uncorrupted, virtuous; decorous, nice, polite, proper, seemly
Near Antonymsbad, blackguardly, corrupt, criminal, crooked, evil, immoral, iniquitous, knavish, mean, nefarious, rascally, reprehensible, roguish, rotten, scoundrelly, sinful; unfair, unscrupulous, vile, villainous, wicked, wretched; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable; debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, disgraceful, disreputable, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, profligate, reprobate, shameful, venal
UPSTANDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upstanding for English Language Learners
: honest and respectable
: standing straight up
UPSTANDING Defined for Kids
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