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upstanding

[uhp-stan-ding] /ʌpˈstæn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
upright; honorable; straightforward.
2.
of a fine, vigorous type.
3.
erect; erect and tall.
Origin of upstanding
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English upstandende; see up-, stand, -ing2
Related forms
upstandingness, noun
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upstanding

/ʌpˈstændɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of good character
2.
upright and vigorous in build
3.
be upstanding
  1. (in a court of law) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet before the judge enters or leaves the court
  2. (at a formal dinner) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet for a toast
Derived Forms
upstandingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for upstanding
adj.

Old English, in the literal sense, from up + standing (see stand (v.)). Figurative sense of "honest" is attested from 1863.

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