how to pronounce uptight


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uptight is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of uptight in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that hopefully if you more uptight about …”

meaning of uptight

Uptight means being too serious, too tense, or too nervous.

uptight frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word uptight occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics uptight can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that uptight can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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