upstanding

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adjective up·stand·ing \ˌəp-ˈstan-diŋ, ˈəp-ˌ\

Definition of upstanding

  1. 1 :  erect, upright

  2. 2 :  marked by integrity <an upstanding businessman>

upstandingness

noun

Examples of upstanding in a sentence

  1. upstanding members of the community

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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of upstanding

before 12th century



UPSTANDING Defined for English Language Learners

upstanding

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adjective up·stand·ing \ˌəp-ˈstan-diŋ, ˈəp-ˌ\

Definition of upstanding for English Language Learners

  • : honest and respectable

  • : standing straight up


UPSTANDING Defined for Kids

upstanding

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adjective up·stand·ing \ˌəp-ˈstan-diŋ\

Definition of upstanding for Students

  1. :  honest 1



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