upstanding


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up·stand·ing

 (ŭp-stăn′dĭng, ŭp′stăn′-)
adj.
1. Standing erect or upright.
2. Morally upright; honest.

up·stand′ing·ness n.

upstanding

(ʌpˈstændɪŋ)
adj
1. of good character
2. upright and vigorous in build
3. (Law) (in a court of law) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet before the judge enters or leaves the court
4. (at a formal dinner) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet for a toast
upˈstandingness n

up•stand•ing

(ʌpˈstæn dɪŋ)

adj.
1. upright; honorable; straightforward.
2. standing erect; erect and tall.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upstanding - meriting respect or esteem; "an upstanding member of the community"
respectable - characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals; "a respectable woman"

upstanding

upstanding

adjective
1. Directed or pointed upward:
2. Having or marked by uprightness in principle and action:
Translations

upstanding

[ʌpˈstændɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= respectable) → honrado
a fine upstanding young manun joven distinguido y honrado
2. (frm) (= erect) [person] → recto
3. (Jur) (frm) be upstanding!¡pónganse de pie!

upstanding

[ʌpˈstændɪŋ] (formal) adj [citizen] → honnête; [young man] → bien inv comme il faut

upstanding

adj
(= strong)kräftig; (= honourable)rechtschaffen
(form) to be upstandingstehen; gentlemen, please be upstanding for the toast(meine Herren,) bitte erheben Sie sich zum Toast; the court will be upstandingbitte erheben Sie sich

upstanding

[ʌpˈstændɪŋ] adj (honourable) → retto/a; (strong) → aitante
References in classic literature ?
I pictured their lives, troubled by no untoward adventure, honest, decent, and, by reason of those two upstanding, pleasant children, so obviously destined to carry on the normal traditions of their race and station, not without significance.
See those fine, upstanding men swinging along the broad avenue?
Impatiently he awaited the coming of the man he sought and at last he was rewarded by the reappearance of the aide who had been dispatched to fetch him accompanied by an officer of medium size with fierce, upstanding mustaches.
I can tell you he was all right, too,--a fine, upstanding young fellow, and as bright as they make em.
After that, and always, he looked upon the face of nature with a more seeing eye, learning a delight of his own in surveying the serried ranks of the upstanding ranges, and in slow contemplation of the purple summer mists that haunted the languid creases of the distant hills.
Had that wit been all of the arrogant, upstanding Van Horn, and had it gone out as the flickering flame of a splinter of wood goes out when it is quite burnt to a powder-fluff of ash?
The clay pipe smoked utterly out, the old black, by aid of the crutch, with amazing celerity raised himself upstanding on his one leg and hobbled, with his hippity-hop, to the beach.
On the back were huge, upstanding veins, eloquent of age and toil.
The tide had turned, and the fierce ebb, running in the teeth of a fiercer wind, kicked up a stiff, upstanding sea.
It had been caught in an air-surf that beat upward hundreds of feet where the fresh west wind smote the upstanding wall of the grove.
For an instant Tantor, the elephant, paused with upraised trunk and tail, with great ears up-pricked, and then he swung on along the trail at a rapid, shuffling pace--straight toward the covered pit with its sharpened stakes upstanding in the ground.
The upstanding rods of bamboo which made the walls were pale yellow, the sloping rods that made the roof were of darker red or brown, otherwise the long house was a thing of repetition and monotony.