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feeling or exhibiting nervous tension

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Items one through three targeted the athlete's degree of "uptightness", focus on task, and control of performance, respectively, and were averaged to create a composite score of mental control.
I'd hated it's uptightness, it's bad food and bad service, it's small sky and lack of decent beaches.
I guess right-wing antifeminist Danielle Crittenden hadn't heard about that when she contributed an item to The Wall Street Journal's "Does Character Count?" forum praising Dole for his "old-fashioned uptightness" and likening his convention speech to the words of a "wise grandfather," "a tough reminder of what good character is, and what the enduring truths of nationhood are." Maybe the Defense of Marriage Act should have been called the Defense of Remarriage Act.
Everyone in the advertisement is laughed at - the husband for his stagey and unnatural attempts at sexiness, the wife for her unkind reaction to a loving gesture, the in-laws for their grim uptightness. But whether this would play well in another country is open to question, for it depends on a culture's willingness to tolerate self-laughter.
Executives in the banking industry reported the lowest levels of worn out and uptightness.
It is the glaring lack of a sense of humor, of any wit or sparkle in her earnest uptightness, that takes the performance so far from the hilarious and witty woman and book we know.
surface attention uptightness, preoccupation with appearance and appearances.
It doesn't help that Zellweger, in an unfortunate attempt to make the aud appreciate her character's uptightness, spends many of the early scenes moving about as stiff as a flagpole in January.
It's this uptightness in the current phraseology that is at the heart of the problem.