upbringingnoun [C usually singular]uk us /ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ.ɪŋ/
- The children had had a harsh upbringing.
- Is it right to say all the crimes he committed were simply the result of his upbringing?
- I wonder what it was about her upbringing that made her so insecure.
- He rebelled against his strict upbringing.
- Your Dad's upbringing was totally different to mine.