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1. upright

adjective. ['əˈpraɪt, ˈʌˌpraɪt'] in a vertical position; not sloping.

Synonyms

  • perpendicular
  • unsloped

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • gradual
  • crooked

Etymology

  • upriht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Upright

  • underwrite

Example sentences of the word upright


1. Adjective
Move the window back to the fully upright position after both wipes are out of the door.

2. Verb, base form
Hold the can upright and shake it occasionally while the refrigerant is flowing.

3. Verb, past participle
Hold all straws upright in a fist.

4. Noun, singular or mass
The center panel should stay at the same point as when you stood the room divider upright.

Quotes containing the word upright


1. By a route obscure and lonelyHaunted by ill angels only,Where an eidolon, named NIGHT,On a black throne reigns upright,I have reached these lands but newlyFrom an ultimate dim Thule --From a wild, weird clime that lieth, sublime,Out of SPACE, out of TIME.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance,"I said. "it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I'm going to call that the Bicyclist's Philosophy of Life.
- Susan Vreeland, Clara and Mr. Tiffany

3. You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent, be assured they will augment your power and happiness.
- Cyrus the Great

2. semi-upright

adjective. of animals that are partly erect.

Synonyms

  • vertical
  • erect

Antonyms

  • horizontal
  • inclined
  • unrighteous

3. upright

adjective. ['əˈpraɪt, ˈʌˌpraɪt'] of moral excellence.

Synonyms

  • just
  • good

Antonyms

  • prominence
  • running
  • impermanent

Etymology

  • upriht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. upright

noun. ['əˈpraɪt, ˈʌˌpraɪt'] a vertical structural member as a post or stake.

Synonyms

  • structural member
  • goalpost
  • vertical
  • column
  • stile
  • post
  • pillar
  • jamb
  • stud
  • scape
  • scantling

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • incapableness
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • upriht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. upright

adjective. ['əˈpraɪt, ˈʌˌpraɪt'] upright in position or posture.

Synonyms

  • standing
  • rampant
  • stand-up
  • fastigiate
  • rearing
  • posture
  • semi-climbing
  • unbent
  • statant
  • position
  • passant
  • semi-upright
  • erectile
  • straight
  • semi-erect
  • attitude
  • erect
  • orthostatic
  • unbowed

Antonyms

  • nonhierarchical
  • honor
  • dishonor
  • obscurity

Etymology

  • upriht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. upright

noun. ['əˈpraɪt, ˈʌˌpraɪt'] a piano with a vertical sounding board.

Synonyms

  • upright piano
  • spinet
  • forte-piano
  • pianoforte

Antonyms

  • controlled
  • scarce
  • erect
  • gracefulness

Etymology

  • upriht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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