[ US /əpˈtaɪt/ ]
[ UK /ʌptˈa‍ɪt/ ]
  1. being in a tense state
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How To Use uptight In A Sentence

  • Nakamura even gives them a bit of an Odd Couple twist: Buddha is frugal and kind of uptight; Jesus goes with the flow. License request day: Saint Young Men
  • Why would he wanna crawl after such an insecure, uptight little snot?
  • I was incredibly nervous and uptight - seeing your hero in the flesh is truly a terrifying experience.
  • Imagine switching from an easygoing, carefree lifestyle, to an uptight one with no breathing room.
  • Relax! You're getting too uptight about it.
  • Terry is a sad, lonely, twitchy, uptight, neurotic, shy, and pathetic man.
  • My dad is really uptight and we live in a fancy high-class neighborhood.
  • A professional actor who is appalled by the slack behaviour of an indisciplined group of amateurs seemed a good counterpoint for an uptight Christian coming amongst heathens. Playing with fire: The Wicker Man musical
  • Feeling uptight or low can lead to all sorts of symptoms, including itching. The Sun
  • But who'd be the uptight fusspot who, to preserve their shagpile, makes their guests feel exposed? Times, Sunday Times
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