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ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋup·bring·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upbringingnoun

    properties acquired during a person's formative years

  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringingnoun

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

    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"


  1. upbringingnoun

    The traits acquired during one's childhood training

  2. upbringingnoun

    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.

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  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

Examples of upbringing in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Curry:

    It's all about whatever you represent, in terms of your upbringing and your experience in life. Everybody knows the amazing opportunities that basketball creates in terms of the platform that you have, you've got to find different ways to use it. For him that's a great thing to do, to try to make an impact and be inspirational and maybe change the course of somebody's life in some way.

  2. Tiger Woods:

    If you don't go out there and put in the work, you don't go out and put in the effort, one, you're not going to get the results, but two, and more importantly, you don't deserve it. You need to earn it. So that defined my upbringing. That defined my career.

  3. Lucinda Williams:

    The more I separate myself from my upbringing, the more I appreciate what it's done for me.

  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. Emma Raducanu:

    I think that the calmness and the mental strength definitely comes from my upbringing, i think my parents have both instilled in me from a very young age to definitely have a positive attitude on court because, yeah, when I was younger, it was definitely an absolute no-go if I had any sort of bad attitude.

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