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Related to uprightness: uprightness of character
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.
Vertically: walk upright.
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.
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|Noun||1.||uprightness - the property of being upright in posture|
stance - standing posture
|2.||uprightness - position at right angles to the horizon|
|3.||uprightness - righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest|
righteousness - adhering to moral principles
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