Uptight Definition

ŭptīt
adjective
Very tense, nervous, anxious, etc.
Webster's New World
Overly conventional or strict.
Webster's New World
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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(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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(colloquial) Sexually repressed.
He came from a very uptight religious background, but you wouldn't know that now!
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noun
(colloquial) An uptight person.
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Other Word Forms of Uptight

Noun

Singular:
uptight
Plural:
uptights
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