Etymology
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upstanding (adj.)

14c., altered from or replacing Old English upstandene, in the literal sense, from up (adv.) + standing (see stand (v.)); see -ing (2). Figurative sense of "honest" is attested from 1863. A verb upstand "stand up, be erect, rise" is recorded from c. 1200.

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Definitions of upstanding

upstanding (adj.)
meriting respect or esteem;
an upstanding member of the community
Synonyms: solid
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