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An Ethiopian woman stands in front of a young boy, her left arm extended in perfectly perpendicular contrast to her uptight frame.

She had no time for the idea that kids came second to public duty, or for the uptight Windsor repression of personal feelings in public.

He’s fearless, bold, unafraid to shock people by saying what others think, while Guy is straitlaced, uptight, and seething beneath his polite exterior.

From Vox

Because there wasn’t too much political interference and people uptight about all kinds of stuff.

From Time

I’m an uptight Brit, I don’t tell people stuff about my life.

From Ozy

“It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys,” she said.

Read another way, she is a horrible mother, an uptight snob, and a bit of a shrew.

One of the characters I played was an uptight whackjob, so that was probably written for me.

All of this makes even the most well-meaning junior soldier more confused and more uptight.

The producers were looking to start a fight between the laid-back Sebastian and Camille, his uptight counterpart.

She is slender, immaculately dressed, and—as Dr. Feldman could see immediately—rigid and very uptight about herself.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to uptight, such as: anxious, apprehensive, cautious, edgy, nervous, and uneasy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.