Definitions for uprightness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•rightˈʌpˌraɪt, ʌpˈraɪt(adj.)

  1. erect or vertical, as in position or posture.

  2. raised or directed vertically or upward.

  3. adhering to rectitude; righteous, honest, or just.

  4. being in accord with what is right.

  5. (n.)the state of being upright or vertical.

  6. something standing erect or vertical, as a piece of timber.

  7. Usu., uprights. goalposts.

    Category: Sport

  8. an upright piano.

    Category: Music and Dance

  9. (adv.)in an upright position or direction.

  10. (v.t.)to make upright.

Origin of upright:

bef. 900


Princeton's WordNet

  1. erectness, uprightness(noun)

    the property of being upright in posture

  2. verticality, verticalness, erectness, uprightness(noun)

    position at right angles to the horizon

  3. uprightness, rectitude(noun)

    righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest


  1. uprightness(Noun)

    The state of being moral, honest and honourable.

  2. uprightness(Noun)

    The state of being erect, or vertical.

  3. uprightness(Noun)

    The result or product of being upright.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uprightness(noun)

    the quality or state of being upright


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