uptightly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

uptight +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

uptightly (comparative more uptightly, superlative most uptightly)

  1. In an uptight manner.
    • 2009 May 7, Cintra Wilson, “Is There a Setting for High Strung?”, New York Times:
      Child-women were bowed and baby-dolled up to resemble decorative Easter eggs: newly and uptightly pregnant (a paragon of marital fidelity), half-crippled by feminine weakness and excess luxury, declawed and wholly dominated by the unstoppable twin libidos of war and Wall Street.