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  • n. The state or condition of being upbeat.


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upbeat +‎ -ness


  • But there is this inner kind of upbeatness and optimism in him.

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  • "I think this is partly because of fear of lawsuits for criticism (the risks are now higher for truly abusive bosses) and partly because praise and" upbeatness "in general are currently the" in "way to manage," he said.

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  • "The prospect of a whole list of 20 songs devoted to [euphoria] and the inevitable 'upbeatness' of the whole affair fills me with dread."

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  • The relentless joking and "upbeatness" felt distancing and unnecessary.

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  • Given the context of the film i.e., World War II and the holocaust, I find the upbeatness of the premise a little bit delusional.

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  • So, you get one of their 200 customer service reps in Hillsborough or in just outside of Portland which they hand-picked for the friendliness, politeness, and upbeatness of their people and you get them 24 hours a day to pick up the phone.

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  • GRETCHEN BIEBER, WAITRESS: I guess they saw in me some sort of energy and upbeatness that, you know, I just -- basically, I'll do whatever it takes for Red Lobster to keep the quality that they need for all of our guests.

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  • There is this inner-upbeatness and optimism in him.

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  • HIs upbeatness could be either because he’s in a relatively safer area, or he’s trying to make you feel better, or perhaps their snail mail is censured…who knows?

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