[ US /ˈəpˌbɹɪŋɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʌpbɹˈɪŋɪŋ/ ]
  1. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    they debated whether nature or nurture was more important
  2. properties acquired during a person's formative years
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How To Use upbringing In A Sentence

  • This was virtually unheard of from a woman of her upbringing and her family were horrified. The Sun
  • It's interesting that he lards the book with homespun stories of his upbringing in Louisiana, because his philosophy of politics and government is very much a community based approach writ large.
  • My parents gave me a happy upbringing and good education. The Sun
  • The odds were stacked against her making it in the cut-throat music industry after a tough upbringing. The Sun
  • He had a normal middle - class upbringing.
  • Being a conservative talk show host is a logical extension of his upbringing, notes Pendleton.
  • Perhaps it was her upbringing in the slums of Dundee, where squalor and drunkenness were a sad part of daily life, that made her more able to cope.
  • A truly good education is rooted in good family upbringing and parental love and guidance. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • The boys had obviously gotten a pretty strict upbringing both at home and at school.
  • She tried to cast off her upbringing.
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