Definition of upstanding adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈstændɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈstændɪŋ//
[usually before noun] (formal) Moral, Honest
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  • behaving in a moral and honest way synonym upright an upstanding member of the community See related entries: Moral, Honest
  • Idioms (British English, formal) used in a formal situation to tell people to stand up Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding and join me in a toast to the bride and groom. See related entries: Moral, Honest
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upstanding