Synonyms for upright
- end on
- end up
- on end
Antonyms for upright
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPRIGHT
In all this he has been upright, disinterested and conscientious in word and deed.
This fisherman, I am glad to tell you, was an exceedingly humane and upright man.
He seemed to be cold and upright in his mind as in his body.
What contempt must she not feel for him, she who was so upright, so high-minded?
And all men tell me what an upright man he is, so that I am really friendly with him.
He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.
A huge well-remembered hand, caught him, heaved him upright.
Guan Yu was faithful, honest, upright and brave beyond all measure.
I shall experience that heaven-descended favour, which ever attends the upright.
It stood upon a bold and upright brow that beetled over the plain below.
Old English upriht, from up "up" + riht "right." Similar compounds are found in other Germanic languages (cf. Old Frisian upriucht, Middle Dutch oprecht, Old High German ufreht, German aufrecht, Old Norse uprettr). Figurative sense of "good, honest" is first attested 1520s. The noun in the sense of "something standing erect" is from 1742.