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  • The meaning of "Uptight" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. To say someone is "uptight" means they are strict and get mad when others don't follow rules. "That teacher is so uptight, he'll give you detention if you say anything in class."

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    2. If someone says that to you, they may be saying that you are not relaxed enough, that you need to be calm or chill. Maybe it means you follow all the rules all the time and never let loose and have fun. It might mean that you are anxious or angry, but that is less likely, because “uptight” does not commonly refer to angry, just someone who is anxious or troubled. #1 is also not a very common meaning of “you are uptight”. Saying someone has attitude means they are bossy or sassy, so it’s different.

  • Example sentences using "Uptight"

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    2. He was feeling nervous and uptight when he arrived for the interview because he really wanted the job. She felt uptight about her operation at the hospital. He felt stressed and uptight about his wedding day because he wanted everything to be perfect. She was angry and uptight after losing the competition to her competitor.

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    2. Uptight is basically when you're anxious or angry in an overly controlled way. So you can use it as - He is so uptight about everything. Or It can also mean nervous or worried - I was really uptight about the interview, but it went fine. Other examples : I know that many local councillors got uptight about it. He was an uptight gentleman who wore a bow-tie and glasses.

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    2. stop being so uptight. You need to relax. Why are you being so uptight? Let him borrow your shoes.

  • Similar words to "Uptight" and their differences

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    2. Dense is more like stubborn, while uptight is similar to strict, or morally sound to a point of annoyingness. Example: "I can't stand how dense he is! Even after we proved that tomatoes are a fruit, he refused to admit it, and still insisted they were vegetables." Example: "Not only does she refuse alcohol, but she's so uptight that she lectures her friends for drinking it, too."

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    2. Tense = nervous, usually about a certain thing. "He was tense as the teacher gave out the test." Uptight = angry and tense, being overly controlling as a result. "She was being uptight, and wouldn't let us have any fun." "Stop being so uptight"

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    2. Uptight means you have strict rules and you easily get angry. 怒りやすい。 Angry means 今怒っている。

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