Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being moral, honest and honourable.
  • n. The state of being erect, or vertical.
  • n. The result or product of being upright.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the quality or state of being upright.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or condition of being upright.
  • n. Moral integrity; honesty and equity in principle or practice; conformity to rectitude and justice.
  • n. Synonyms Integrity, Honor, etc. (see honesty), fairness, principle, trustworthiness, worth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being upright in posture
  • n. position at right angles to the horizon
  • n. righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest

Etymologies

From upright +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The other is uprightness -- "_I know also, my God, that Thou hast pleasure in uprightness_" (1 Chron. xxix.

    Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters

  • Proponents of standing in the workplace concede that they don't know how much uprightness is needed to produce the benefits they associate with standing tall.

    Those with a desk job, please stand up

  • I believe this man knows that honesty and uprightness is the key to getting the United States Good Name Back!

    Oklahoma governor backs Obama

  • Gospel-worshippers should be joyful worshippers; if we serve God in uprightness, let us serve him with gladness.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • a single eye and an honest heart, not only in these eminent performances, but in an even regular course of holy living: I have walked before thee in truth and sincerity, and with a perfect, that is, an upright, heart; for uprightness is our gospel perfection.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • His business at such a time is to show unto man his uprightness, that is, God's uprightness, that in faithfulness he afflicts him and does him no wrong, which it is necessary to be convinced of in order to our making a due improvement of the affliction: or, rather, it may mean man's uprightness, or rectitude.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • In spite of the sobering tenor of "uprightness" in humanist pedagogical writings, the techniques practiced in schools such as Ca 'Zoiosa, especially with younger students, are more accurately characterized as jocoserious.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Men having this kind of uprightness and loyalty, rarely are much given to words or demonstrations of affection.

    Hetty's Strange History

  • When he sees that the sick person is indeed convinced that sincere repentance, and that uprightness which is gospel perfection, are his interest as well as his duty, then he that waits to be gracious, and shows mercy upon the first indication of true repentance, is gracious unto him, and takes him into his favour and thoughts for good.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • I am putting it in human terms because you are still weak human beings: as once you surrendered yourselves as servants to immorality and to a lawlessness which results in more lawlessness, now you have to surrender yourselves to uprightness which is to result in sanctification.

    Catholic Online > Daily Readings

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