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
The uncertainty of the amount and the fact that the city has to pay for capital needs, such as fixing the leaky roof at city hall and finishing the Grosvenor Road repair project, has council members uptight.
Those courtly connections are brought out through some of the performances, as these uptight civilized people try to get their bearings in such uncharted wilderness.
The Muslim community is very uptight about what might happen to them.
Uptight Lisa is trying to deal with a bad break-up, inspiring her younger sister Kate to take her out on the town to drown her romantic sorrows and stop sulking.
Uptight Lisa is trying to deal with a bad breakup, inspiring her younger sister Kate to take her out on the town to drown her romantic sorrows.
Uptight Lisa is trying to deal with a bad breakup, inspiring her younger sister Kate to take her out on the town to drown her romantic sorrows and stop sulking.
For Harrison and his librettist, Robert Gordon, who worked with Sharon on this new version, Nicomedes dazzled the naive and uptight Gaius with opulence and sensuality.
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.
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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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