upbringing

noun
ADJECTIVE
conventional

Mine was a conventional family upbringing.

good, proper
sheltered, strict
religious
Catholic, Jewish, etc.
cultural
middle-class, etc.
privileged
VERB + UPBRINGING
have

He had a normal middle-class upbringing.

give sb

They gave their children a strict Catholic upbringing.

UPBRINGING + VERB
give sb sth

Her upbringing had given her the social skills to cope with such situations.

PHRASES
part of your upbringing

Part of his upbringing had been not to question his elders.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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