upbringing


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up·bring·ing

 (ŭp′brĭng′ĭng)
n.
The rearing and training received during childhood.

upbringing

(ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ)
n
(Education) the education of a person during his or her formative years. Also called: bringing-up

up•bring•ing

(ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ)

n.
the care and training of children or a particular type of such care and training.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upbringing - properties acquired during a person's formative years
heritage, inheritance - any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge"
breeding, training, education - the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
nurture, rearing, raising - the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
2.upbringing - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"

upbringing

noun education, training, breeding, rearing, care, raising, tending, bringing-up, nurture, cultivation Martin's upbringing shaped his whole life.
Translations
تَرْبِيَةتَرْبِيَه، تَنْشِئَه
výchova
opdragelse
kasvatus
odgoj
felnevelésnevelés
uppeldi
しつけ
양육
audzināšana
uppfostran
การเลี้ยงดูอบรมสั่งสอน
sự dạy dỗ

upbringing

[ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ] Neducación f

upbringing

[ˈʌpbrɪŋɪŋ] néducation f
to have a good upbringing → avoir une bonne éducation, recevoir une bonne éducation
to have a strict upbringing → avoir une éducation stricte, recevoir une éducation stricte

upbringing

nErziehung f; (= manners also)Kinderstube f; to have a good upbringingeine gute Kinderstube haben; we had a strict upbringingwir hatten (als Kinder) eine strenge Erziehung; he hasn’t got any upbringinger hat keine Kinderstube

upbringing

[ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ] neducazione f

upbringing

(ˈapbriŋiŋ) noun
(an example of) the process of bringing up a child. He had a stern upbringing.

upbringing

تَرْبِيَة výchova opdragelse Erziehung ανατροφή educación kasvatus éducation odgoj educazione しつけ 양육 opvoeding oppdragelse wychowanie criação, educação воспитание uppfostran การเลี้ยงดูอบรมสั่งสอน yetiştirilme sự dạy dỗ 教养
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They were handsome girls, had the fresh colour of their country upbringing, and in their eyes that brilliancy which is called-- by no metaphor, alas
Harvey whistled, but at heart he was rather pleased to think that his upbringing had cost so much.
To one of her upbringing, and of her destination, the weakness of men was a truth unfamiliar, but she had surmised it at Florence, when George threw her photographs into the River Arno.
Though she was English, I could not exactly place her, and it was not obvious from what rank in society she sprang, what had been her upbringing, or how she had lived before her marriage.
Their way of life and place of residence, their acquaintances and ties, Natasha's occupations, the children's upbringing, were all selected not merely with regard to Pierre's expressed wishes, but to what Natasha from the thoughts he expressed in conversation supposed his wishes to be.
The enthusiasms of a young girl of distinguished upbringing appealed to William, and suggested a thousand ways in which, with his training and accomplishments, he could be of service to her.
From the little she knew of Rachel's upbringing she supposed that she had been kept entirely ignorant as to the relations of men with women.
He was shy of speaking of himself so I asked him no personal questions, but concluded that his upbringing must have been lonely, to account for his ignorance of affairs, and loveless, else how could he have felt such a drawing to me?
Rokoff doubtless had sailed directly to the mainland, where it would be a comparatively easy thing for him to find the means of delivering the infant Jack into the hands of the cruel and savage foster-parents, who, as his note had threatened, would have the upbringing of the child.
Had she been fourteen instead of twenty-four, she might have been changed by them; but she was twenty-four, conservative by nature and upbringing, and already crystallized into the cranny of life where she had been born and formed.
A monkish upbringing, one year in the world after the age of twenty, and then a free selection one way or the other--it was a strange course which had been marked out for him.
She has an only son, late-born, who is being nursed in our well-built house, a child of many prayers and welcome: if you could bring him up until he reached the full measure of youth, any one of womankind who should see you would straightway envy you, such gifts would our mother give for his upbringing.