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upright

up·right

upright

 
pronunciation:
uhp raIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in a vertical or standing position.
Long ago, these leaning pillars were upright.
 
synonyms:
erect, perpendicular, vertical
similar words:
standing
definition 2: having straight posture.
It is easier to breathe when standing in an upright position.
synonyms:
erect
similar words:
bolt upright, straight
definition 3: right, honest, and just in actions or morals.
The upright boy refused to cheat on the exam.
synonyms:
good, honest, straight
antonyms:
corrupt, wicked
similar words:
clean, decent, just, moral, respectable, right
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something standing in a vertical position.
The uprights for the building will be in place tomorrow.
similar words:
column, pole, post
definition 2: a piano with strings vertical to the keyboard.
I practice on an upright.
similar words:
piano
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a vertical or upright position.
Please sit upright in your chair.
synonyms:
erectly, straight, up, vertically
similar words:
perpendicularly
derivations: uprightly (adv.), uprightness (n.)
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