uptight

adjective
up·​tight | \ ˈəp-ˈtīt How to pronounce uptight (audio) , (ˌ)əp-ˈtīt\

Definition of uptight

1a : being tense, nervous, or uneasy uptight overachievers
c : rigidly conventional an uptight conservative
2 : being in financial difficulties

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uptightness \ (ˌ)əp-​ˈtīt-​nəs How to pronounce uptightness (audio) \ noun

Examples of uptight in a Sentence

If our flight is delayed, there's nothing we can do. There's no reason to get so uptight about it. I don't know why people are so uptight about sex.

First Known Use of uptight

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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uptight

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uptight

: nervous or worried and tending to become upset about something that does not make other people upset
: unable or unwilling to relax and express feelings openly : too concerned about behaving in a socially proper way

uptight

adjective
up·​tight | \ ˈəp-ˈtīt How to pronounce uptight (audio) , ˌəp-\

Kids Definition of uptight

: being tense, nervous, or uneasy

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