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2 definitions found
 for upbringing
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  upbringing
      n 1: properties acquired during a person's formative years
      2: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the
         community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more
         important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering,
         fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "upbringing":
     apprenticeship, basic training, breaking, breeding, conditioning,
     cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, education,
     exercise, fetching-up, fostering, grooming, housebreaking,
     improvement, in-service training, manual training,
     military training, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training,
     practice, preparation, raising, readying, rearing, rehearsal,
     sloyd, training, vocational education, vocational training
  
  

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