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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upturned mean? 

UPTURNED (adjective)
  The adjective UPTURNED has 2 senses:

1. having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom
2. (used of noses) turned up at the end

  Familiarity information: UPTURNED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UPTURNED (adjective)

Sense 1upturned [BACK TO TOP]


Having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom


overturned; upturned; upset

Context examples:

an overturned car / the upset pitcher of milk / sat on an upturned bucket


turned (moved around an axis or center)

Sense 2upturned [BACK TO TOP]


(used of noses) turned up at the end


retrousse; tip-tilted; upturned

Context examples:

a retrousse nose / a small upturned nose


shapely (having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape)

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