upstanding

adjective up·stand·ing \ ˌəp-ˈstan-diŋ , ˈəp-ˌstan- \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of upstanding

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

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First Known Use of upstanding

before 12th century



UPSTANDING Defined for English Language Learners

upstanding

adjective

Definition of upstanding for English Language Learners

  • : honest and respectable

  • : standing straight up


UPSTANDING Defined for Kids

upstanding

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

Definition of upstanding for Students

:honest 1


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