from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Tense; nervous.
  • adj. Slang Financially pressed; destitute.
  • adj. Slang Outraged; angry.
  • adj. Slang Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes: "She sees this headlong, headstrong, plunge into worldliness as a protracted process of shucking the shame of her uptight upbringing” ( James Wolcott).

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  • adj. Excessively concerned with rules and order.
  • adj. Sexually repressed.
  • adj. Unfriendly and rude.

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

  • adj. being in a tense state


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