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  • Uptight (Everything's Alright) — is a 1965 hit single recorded by Stevie Wonder for the Tamla (Motown) label. One of his most popular early singles, Uptight was the first Stevie Wonder single to be co written by the artist.The single was a watershed in Wonder s career for… …   Wikipedia

  • uptight — (adj.) tense, slang, 1934, from UP (Cf. up) + TIGHT (Cf. tight). Meaning straight laced first recorded 1969. It was used in a sense of excellent in jazz slang c.1962 …   Etymology dictionary

  • uptight — [adj] nervous anxious, apprehensive, cautious, concerned, conventional, edgy, nervy, old fashioned, on edge*, on the defensive*, restive, strict, tense, troubled, uneasy, withdrawn, worried; concept 401 Ant. calm, collected, cool …   New thesaurus

  • uptight — ► ADJECTIVE informal 1) nervously tense or angry. 2) conventional or repressed …   English terms dictionary

  • uptight — ☆ uptight [up′tīt′ ] adj. Slang 1. very tense, nervous, anxious, etc. 2. overly conventional or strict: Also up tight …   English World dictionary

  • uptight — 01. Students are usually [uptight] before a test. 02. My cousin is [uptight] because he doesn t have a job, and he needs money to pay his mortgage. 03. Why are you so [uptight] this evening? What s bothering you? 04. I can tell when he is… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • uptight — adj 1. tense, repressed, humourless, unrelaxed. A black slang term which is probably in origin a short form of wound up tight or screwed up tight . The term was adopted into the hippy vocabulary to express the unliberated, repressed… …   Contemporary slang

  • uptight — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ get ▪ Try to laugh at it instead of getting uptight. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • uptight — [[t]ʌ̱pta͟ɪt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is uptight is tense, nervous, or annoyed about something and so is difficult to be with. [INFORMAL] Penny never got uptight about exams... I tend to get very uptight during a match. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • uptight — mod. anxious. □ Dave always seems uptight about something. □ He is one uptight guy. □ Don’t get uptight before the test …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • uptight — adjective Date: 1934 1. a. being tense, nervous, or uneasy < uptight overachievers > b. angry, indignant c. rigidly conventional < an uptight conservative > 2. being in financial difficulties • uptightness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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