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Definition of uptight adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    uptight

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌʌpˈtaɪt//
     
    uptight (about something) (informal)
     
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  1. 1anxious and/or angry about something Relax! You're getting too uptight about it.
  2. 2 nervous about showing your feelings an uptight teenager
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