Definition of uptight in English:

uptight

Line breaks: up|tight
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈtʌɪt
 
, ˈʌptʌɪt
 
/

adjective

informal
  • Anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way: he is so uptight about everything
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    • You are angry, uptight and feeling the physical effects of this anxiety.
    • My real dad was mad at me and my mom one day because he couldn't understand why we made fun of him when he got so angry and uptight.
    • I was incredibly nervous and uptight - seeing your hero in the flesh is truly a terrifying experience.

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