Åp-tÄ«t', /Ê�pË�taÉªt/, /<tt>Vp"taIt</tt>/
- colloquial Excessively concerned with rules and order.
#: Don't be so uptight! You won't go to jail for crossing the street against the light.
- colloquial Sexually repressed.
#: He came from a very uptight religious background, but you wouldn't know that now!