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

Definition of upstanding in English:


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.
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.

Words that rhyme with upstanding

freestanding, hardstanding, landing, misunderstanding, notwithstanding, outstanding, standing, stranding, understanding
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