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upset

up·set

upset

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: uhp set
inflections: upset, upsets, upsetting
definition 1: to tip over; overturn.
The cat upset the vase.
synonyms:
overthrow, overturn, tip over, topple, upend
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
capsize
definition 2: to cause emotional or physical distress to; perturb.
Their false accusations upset her immensely.Milk always upsets his stomach.
synonyms:
agitate, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, perturb, unsettle
antonyms:
console, steady
similar words:
afflict, discomfort, disconcert, dismay, fret, grieve, hit, jangle, jar, rattle, ruffle, sadden, shake, shock, topple, traumatize, trouble, vex, worry
definition 3: to throw into disorder; derange.
A sudden breeze upset the papers on her desk.The news of the oil spill upset the financial markets.
synonyms:
derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, disorder, disturb
similar words:
dishevel, disorganize, mess up, perturb
definition 4: to defeat (an opponent that was considered very likely to win).
The underdog upset the favored team.
similar words:
annihilate, beat, clobber, cream, defeat, displace, oust, rout, thrash, topple, trounce, wallop, whip
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: uhp set
definition 1: to become overturned; tip; capsize.
synonyms:
overturn, tip
similar words:
capsize, topple, tumble, upend
definition 2: to become disturbed or distressed.
synonyms:
fluster, unsettle
similar words:
ruffle
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhp set
definition 1: an instance, process, or condition of being upset.
The upset of the chairs was soon righted.
synonyms:
overturn
similar words:
overthrow, toppling, upending
definition 2: a perturbed or irritated physical or emotional state; agitation.
Spicy foods give her a stomach upset.The nation is in an upset over the news.
synonyms:
fluster, perturbation
similar words:
agitation, bother, discomfiture, disorder, distraction, distress, ferment, irritation, turmoil
definition 3: the unanticipated defeat of an opponent considered likely to win.
The team's upset caused lively commotion at the sports bar.
similar words:
defeat, overthrow, rout
definition 4: a condition of confusion; disorder; jumble.
The apartment was in an upset while the new tenant was moving in.
synonyms:
confusion, disarray, disorder, jumble, mess, mix-up, muddle
similar words:
shambles
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: uhp set
definition 1: tipped over; overturned.
synonyms:
overturned, upended
similar words:
inverted, topsy-turvy, upside down
definition 2: emotionally or physically distressed; perturbed.
 
synonyms:
agitated, distressed, flustered, perturbed
antonyms:
calm, collected, serene
similar words:
annoyed, overwrought, restless, worried
definition 3: in disorder; disorganized; topsy-turvy.
synonyms:
disorderly, disorganized, topsy-turvy, upside down
similar words:
chaotic, jumbled, messy, muddled
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derivations: upsettable (adj.), upsettingly (adv.), upsetter (n.)
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