Definition of upstanding in English:

upstanding

Line breaks: up|stand¦ing
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈstandɪŋ
 
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adjective

1Honest; respectable: an upstanding member of the community
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  • Mr Watts-Jones told the court his client had outgrown the misbehaviour of his youth and become an upstanding member of the community, with a respectable job, a wife and two teenage children.
  • He clearly was neither a law-abiding person nor an upstanding member of the local community.
  • But I think it came at a moment when Americans were particularly hungry for someone they could perceive as honest, upstanding, and a hero.
Synonyms
2Standing up; erect: upstanding feathered plumes
2.1(Of an animal) strong and healthy: upstanding, powerful sheep
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  • My mare had fulfilled all our expectations and presented us with a healthy, upstanding young colt; who would go on to win many a class alongside his mum.
  • There were no collies in those days and many of the best sheep dogs were big upstanding and both smooth and rough coated.

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