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.
Recent Examples of uptight from the Web
Lopez-Cobos' uptight accompaniment was all about keeping in step with his soloist, but that was not nearly the same thing as breathing Gershwin's music with the same idiomatic ease or flair.
When uptight, by-the-books former police lieutenant Dave Jekyll (Dwayne Johnson) meets down-and-dirty, no-rules P.I. Ben Hyde (The Rock), the only monsters in sight are monster laughs!
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First Known Use of uptight
UPTIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uptight for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of uptight for Students
: being tense, nervous, or uneasy
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