upbringing Definition

the way in which a child is raised and educated.

Using upbringing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "upbringing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Her strict upbringing made her disciplined and responsible.

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    His upbringing in poverty motivated him to work hard and succeed.

  • Example

    The school emphasizes the importance of a good upbringing in shaping a child's character.

upbringing Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with upbringing

  • a positive and nurturing environment that fosters healthy development in a child


    A good upbringing can have a lasting impact on a person's life.

  • a negative or abusive environment that can cause long-term harm to a child's physical, emotional, and mental health


    Children who experience a bad upbringing may struggle with trust issues and low self-esteem.

  • an upbringing characterized by wealth, status, and access to resources and opportunities


    Her privileged upbringing gave her many advantages in life.


Summary: upbringing in Brief

'Upbringing' [ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ] refers to the way in which a child is raised and educated. It encompasses the environment, values, and experiences that shape a person's character and behavior. Examples of 'upbringing' include a strict upbringing that instills discipline and responsibility, or a privileged upbringing that provides access to resources and opportunities.

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