OTHER WORDS FROM uptightup·tight·ness, noun
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She had no time for the idea that kids came second to public duty, or for the uptight Windsor repression of personal feelings in public.
He’s fearless, bold, unafraid to shock people by saying what others think, while Guy is straitlaced, uptight, and seething beneath his polite exterior.Why it’s so satisfying to root for Disney villains|Aja Romano|May 28, 2021|Vox
Because there wasn’t too much political interference and people uptight about all kinds of stuff.There Are Mounting Calls for a Boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Will It Be Effective?|Charlie Campbell / Shanghai|March 9, 2021|Time
I’m an uptight Brit, I don’t tell people stuff about my life.The BBC’s Katty Kay Shuts Down Men Who ‘Tell Me to Shut Up’|Eugene Robinson|January 23, 2021|Ozy
“It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys,” she said.
Read another way, she is a horrible mother, an uptight snob, and a bit of a shrew.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’|Jennie Yabroff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the characters I played was an uptight whackjob, so that was probably written for me.'SNL' Star Kate McKinnon's Big, 'Awesome,' Emmy-Nominated Year|Kevin Fallon|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of this makes even the most well-meaning junior soldier more confused and more uptight.Why These Marines Love ‘Frozen’—and Why It Matters|Aaron B. O’Connell|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The producers were looking to start a fight between the laid-back Sebastian and Camille, his uptight counterpart.The Surreal Genius of Bravo’s Rich Kids Docudrama ‘NYC Prep’|Amy Zimmerman|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is slender, immaculately dressed, and—as Dr. Feldman could see immediately—rigid and very uptight about herself.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett