The rearing and training received during childhood.(noun)
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Use "upbringing" in a sentence
"Not much of a cook, but I love reading your recipes as they sound so delicious and your upbringing is the makings for a good read. (hint, hint, a book in your future?)"
"The only disparate element in her upbringing is her novel-loving, chain-smoking, lesbian grandmother who lives with them."
"Connavar, because of his upbringing is a troubled and not overly psychologically stable individual, but does have heroic qualities."