Definition of uprightness in US English:



  • 1The state of being in a vertical position.

    ‘steadying himself, he slowly managed to achieve a state of relative uprightness’
  • 2The condition or quality of being honorable or honest; rectitude.

    ‘there is a general lack of uprightness in these postmodern times’
    rectitude, decency, integrity, principle, honesty, honour, honourableness, upstandingness, respectability, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, worthiness, morality, righteousness, goodness, virtue, moral virtue, ethics, principles, correctness, probity, trustworthiness, truthfulness, good character, scrupulousness, nobility, conscientiousness, incorruptibility, fairness, equity, justice
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