Definition of upbringing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌpbrɪŋɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpbrɪŋɪŋ//
[singular, uncountable] Raising children
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the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up to have had a sheltered upbringing He was a Catholic by upbringing. See related entries: Raising children Word Originlate 15th cent.: from obsolete upbring ‘to rear’ (see up-, bring).Extra examples Her upbringing had given her the social skills to cope with such situations. Mine was a conventional family upbringing. My upbringing prepared me for anything. Part of his upbringing had been not to question his elders. They gave their children a strict Catholic upbringing. I’m still grateful for my religious upbringing. She had had a very sheltered upbringing.
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