What does uptight mean?

Definitions for uptightˈʌpˈtaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight(adj)

    being in a tense state


  1. uptight(Adjective)

    Excessively concerned with rules and order.

    Don't be so uptight! You won't go to jail for crossing the street against the light.

  2. uptight(Adjective)

    Sexually repressed.

    He came from a very uptight religious background, but you wouldn't know that now!


  1. Uptight

    Up Tight is a soundtrack album by southern soul band Booker T. & the MG's for the film of the same title. The album's highlights include "Time Is Tight," a Top 10 hit single and signature song for the band, and "Johnny, I Love You", which features a rare vocal by keyboardist Booker T. Jones. Judy Clay provides vocals on "Children, Don't Get Weary." The album was recorded at Stax Records' studios by Ron Capone, produced by The MG's, and was overdubbed and mixed at Ardent Studios, by Steve Cropper and Terry Manning. The album charted at number 98 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 7 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. The song Time is Tight was covered by The Clash on their 10-inch vinyl Black Market Clash LP in 1980 and by Paul Shaffer on his 1993 double CD The World's Most Dangerous Party.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uptight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uptight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Teruko Nishiguchi:

    If I fall down the stairs, it's embarrassing, i want people to laugh at me so at least we can have fun. But I think Kanto people are too uptight to acknowledge their embarrassment.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I admire the fact that he's way too politically incorrect. I think we're a little too uptight as a nation. I admire the fact that he doesn't feel embarrassed about his wealth. And uh, what else do I admire about him? Let me think. Uh. Ha. He's got a great family.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Whenever you do begin to love someone open up and flow, speak your heart and let the person know, because it's about exchange of feeling even if one is uptight and the other is kneeling, don't crawl, jump hit the ceiling. Don't think simply link, acknowledge & look into the eyes, smile at your lover and MickeyMize.

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