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upright

adjective
 
 
/ˈʌpraɪt/
VERTICAL B2 straight up or vertical: Please return your seat to an upright position and fasten your seat belt.Describing angles, lines and orientations
MORAL honest and morally good: an upright citizenHonesty, openness and sincerityVirtue and moral good
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