upstanding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From up- +‎ standing.

Adjective[edit]

upstanding (comparative more upstanding, superlative most upstanding)

  1. honest; reputable; respectable
    An upstanding merchant will exchange a faulty product.

Etymology 2[edit]

From upstand.

Adjective[edit]

upstanding (comparative more upstanding, superlative most upstanding)

  1. standing up
    Please be upstanding for His Worship the Mayor.

Verb[edit]

upstanding

  1. Present participle of upstand.

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