Definitions for upbringingˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•bring•ingˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the care and training of children or a particular type of such care and training.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upbringing(noun)

    properties acquired during a person's formative years

  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing(noun)

    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"


  1. upbringing(Noun)

    The traits acquired during one's childhood training

  2. upbringing(Noun)

    The raising or training of a child.

    Through her upbringing, Mildred's father had carefully programmed her to expect very little from life.

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(an example of) the process of bringing up a child

He had a stern upbringing.

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