Uptight meaning

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Very tense, nervous, anxious, etc.
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(colloquial) Unfriendly and rude.
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(colloquial) Excessively concerned with rules and order.

Don't be so uptight! You won't go to jail for crossing the street against the light.

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Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes.
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(colloquial) Sexually repressed.

He came from a very uptight religious background, but you wouldn't know that now!

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The definition of uptight is someone who is very nervous, overly-controlled or who can't relax.

A person at a party who is constantly looking around for signs of trouble, worrying about everything instead of enjoying himself, is an example of someone who would be described as uptight.

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Overly conventional or strict.
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Tense; nervous.

Was uptight about turning 50.

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(colloquial) An uptight person.
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