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upright

up·right

upright

 
pronunciation:
uhp raIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in a vertical position.
 
synonyms:
erect, perpendicular, vertical
antonyms:
inclined, recumbent
similar words:
standing, upstanding
definition 2: having an erect posture.
synonyms:
erect
antonyms:
slumping
similar words:
bolt upright, straight
definition 3: right, honest, and just in actions or ethics.
synonyms:
good, honest, straight
antonyms:
corrupt, degenerate, dishonorable, wicked
similar words:
clean, decent, high-minded, just, moral, principled, reputable, respectable, right, righteous, savory, trustworthy, virtuous
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something standing in a vertical position.
similar words:
column, pole, post, stanchion, vertical
definition 2: a piano with strings vertical to the keyboard.
similar words:
piano
definition 3: the state of being vertical.
similar words:
perpendicular, straight, vertical
 
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, tall
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: uprighted, uprighting, uprights
definition: to make upright or erect.
They tried to upright the fallen pole.
synonyms:
erect, raise, right
similar words:
rise, stand
derivations: uprightly (adv.), uprightness (n.)
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