What does upbringing mean?

Definitions for upbringingˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upbringing.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upbringing

    up′bring-ing, n. the process of nourishing and training.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upbringing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upbringing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Darren Wilson:

    Do I think about who he was as a person? not really, because it doesn’t matter at this point. Do I think he had the best upbringing? No. Not at all.

  2. Diane Foley:

    So he, in a sense, had a privileged upbringing, so to me that makes that even more sad that he'd want to use his gifts for such evil and such hatred. It's very frightening to me.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Upbringing, education and environment are influential on one's personality i.e. they do play essential role in building up one's/your personality. So, never take them for granted.

  4. Peter Saunders:

    Children don't need to be hit. We need to talk about positive parenting ... physical violence has no part in modern-day child upbringing, i was hit throughout my childhood and it did me a lot of harm.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    For most of the things children do, parents are responsible. A good seed, noble thoughts and upbringing deeds can determine the character and personality feeds of our children. The amount of money we spend on them is not funny, to please them that's ain't the way honey! Give them your time to make their life sublime. Children are soft clay, mould them the appropriate way. Let your children's life not be compromised, let them blossom in fertile fields to Get Mickeymized.

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