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



    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈtaɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈtaɪt//
    uptight (about something) (informal) Nervous, Anger
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  1. 1anxious and/or angry about something Relax! You're getting too uptight about it. See related entries: Nervous, Anger
  2. 2(especially North American English) nervous about showing your feelings an uptight teenager
  3. Extra examples He’s feeling a bit uptight about his exam tomorrow. Try to laugh at it instead of getting uptight. He’s a very uptight person. Relax! You’re getting too uptight about this. She felt too uptight to do any work.
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