uprightness


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up·right

 (ŭp′rīt′)
adj.
1.
a. Being in a vertical position or direction: an upright post. See Synonyms at vertical.
b. Erect in posture or carriage: "She sat with grim determination, upright as a darning needle stuck in a board" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
2. Adhering strictly to moral principles; righteous.
3. Designed with the pedals below the seat to allow an erect posture rather than a reclining one: an upright bike.
adv.
Vertically: walk upright.
n.
1. A perpendicular position; verticality.
2. Something, such as a goalpost, that stands upright.
3. An upright piano.
4. An upright bicycle.
tr.v. up·right·ed, up·right·ing, up·rights
To restore to an upright position: The tow truck uprighted the overturned tractor trailer.

up′right′ly adv.
up′right′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uprightness - the property of being upright in postureuprightness - the property of being upright in posture
stance - standing posture
2.uprightness - position at right angles to the horizon
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
3.uprightness - righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honestuprightness - righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest
righteousness - adhering to moral principles

uprightness

noun
The quality or state of being morally sound:
Translations

uprightness

[ˈʌpˌraɪtnɪs] N (fig) → honradez f, rectitud f

uprightness

References in classic literature ?
On his tombstone, too, the record is highly eulogistic; nor does history, so far as he holds a place upon its page, assail the consistency and uprightness of his character.
Brocklehurst, who, from his wealth and family connections, could not be overlooked, still retained the post of treasurer; but he was aided in the discharge of his duties by gentlemen of rather more enlarged and sympathising minds: his office of inspector, too, was shared by those who knew how to combine reason with strictness, comfort with economy, compassion with uprightness.
So spake the false dissembler unperceivd; For neither Man nor Angel can discern Hypocrisie, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through Heav'n and Earth: And oft though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdoms Gate, and to simplicitie Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems: Which now for once beguil'd URIEL, though Regent of the Sun, and held The sharpest sighted Spirit of all in Heav'n; Who to the fraudulent Impostor foule In his uprightness answer thus returnd.
The proof of this proposition turns upon the greater degree of influence which the State governments if they administer their affairs with uprightness and prudence, will generally possess over the people; a circumstance which at the same time teaches us that there is an inherent and intrinsic weakness in all federal constitutions; and that too much pains cannot be taken in their organization, to give them all the force which is compatible with the principles of liberty.
His daughters, he felt, while they retained the name of Bertram, must be giving it new grace, and in quitting it, he trusted, would extend its respectable alliances; and the character of Edmund, his strong good sense and uprightness of mind, bid most fairly for utility, honour, and happiness to himself and all his connexions.
Was it not the same with Fouquet, notwithstanding his genius and his uprightness of conduct, as with those conquerors on the field of battle who shed tears when they have gained a victory?
Mrs Croft, though neither tall nor fat, had a squareness, uprightness, and vigour of form, which gave importance to her person.
Hear us when we pray to Thee; strengthen with Thy might our most gracious sovereign lord, the Emperor Alexander Pavlovich; be mindful of his uprightness and meekness, reward him according to his righteousness, and let it preserve us, Thy chosen Israel
Madame Saillard's face, despite its wrinkles, was expressive of obstinacy and severity, narrowness of ideas, an uprightness that might be called quadrangular, a religion without piety, straightforward, candid avarice, and the peace of a quiet conscience.
But with all his uprightness and breadth he was neither devout nor reverent.
I am the man as is guaranteed, by unimpeachable references, to be a out-and-outer in morals and uprightness of principle.
I do not value chiefly a man's uprightness and benevolence, which are, as it were, his stem and leaves.