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English definition of “upstanding”


adjective  /ʌpˈstæn·dɪŋ/ approving us  
behaving in a moral way: She is an upstanding member of the community.
(Definition of upstanding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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