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UPRIGHTNESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does uprightness mean? 

UPRIGHTNESS (noun)
  The noun UPRIGHTNESS has 3 senses:

1. the property of being upright in posture
2. position at right angles to the horizon
3. righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest

  Familiarity information: UPRIGHTNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPRIGHTNESS (noun)


Sense 1uprightness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being upright in posture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

erectness; uprightness

Hypernyms ("uprightness" is a kind of...):

stance (standing posture)


Sense 2uprightness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Position at right angles to the horizon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

verticality; verticalness; erectness; uprightness

Hypernyms ("uprightness" is a kind of...):

position; spatial relation (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated)


Sense 3uprightness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

rectitude; uprightness

Hypernyms ("uprightness" is a kind of...):

righteousness (adhering to moral principles)


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