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uprightness

[ uhp-rahyt, uhp-rahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF uprightness

Synonyms for uprightness

  • erectness
  • honesty
  • honor
  • integrity
  • perpendicularity
  • verticality
  • virtue
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Antonyms for uprightness

  • disgrace
  • dishonesty
  • dishonor
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPRIGHTNESS

There is a truthfulness in action as well as in words, which is essential to uprightness of character.

That he did this shows the great trust which he placed in their uprightness.

I knew him; he was not a genius, but he had at least a great deal of uprightness and energy.

Cornwood was smart, if he was nothing else in the way of honesty and uprightness.

You could see that he spoke with earnestness and from the uprightness of his soul.

I saw it in her posture, in the pallor of her cheeks and the uprightness of her carriage.

It is enough that I am conscious of my own uprightness and that I say, Find the child!

She has to see that he walks in paths of truth and uprightness.

The subtlety of his wit does not affect the uprightness of his character.

If they are convinced of my uprightness, let them defend me.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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