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upset

up·set

upset

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: uhp set
inflections: upset, upsets, upsetting
definition 1: to tip or turn over.
He upset the pitcher of water.
synonyms:
overturn, tip over, topple
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
capsize
definition 2: to bother or to make uncomfortable.
Their complaints upset her.Milk upsets his stomach.
synonyms:
agitate, distress, disturb, fluster
antonyms:
console, steady
similar words:
afflict, dismay, grieve, hit, jangle, jar, rattle, ruffle, sadden, shake, shock, topple, trouble, worry
definition 3: to disturb the order of; interfere with.
A loud noise upset the meeting.
synonyms:
disorder, disturb
similar words:
mess up
definition 4: to win against when expected to lose to.
The underdog upset the favored team.
similar words:
annihilate, beat, clobber, cream, defeat, displace, oust, rout, thrash, topple, whip
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhp set
definition 1: an instance or condition of being upset.
There was great upset in the land after the king died.
similar words:
overthrow, toppling
definition 2: the defeat of an opponent considered likely to win.
We celebrated the junior high team's upset of the high school team.
similar words:
defeat, overthrow, rout
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: uhp set
definition 1: tipped or turned over.
After the storm there were many fallen branches and upset mailboxes.
synonyms:
overturned
similar words:
inverted, topsy-turvy, upside down
definition 2: disturbed or bothered.
I have an upset stomach.Be kind to an upset friend.
 
synonyms:
agitated, flustered
antonyms:
calm, serene
similar words:
annoyed, worried
definition 3: not organized; out of order
Her desk was all upset, with loose papers everywhere.
synonyms:
disorderly
similar words:
jumbled, messy, muddled
derivations: upsettable (adj.), upsettingly (adv.), upsetter (n.)
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