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Synonyms for upset
ʌpˈsɛt; ˈʌpˌsɛtup·set

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  1. upsetverb

    Synonyms:
    distress, sadden, anger

  2. upsetverb

    Disturbance or disruption.

    My late arrival caused the professor considerable upset.

    Synonyms:
    sadden, overturn, invert, turn upside down, distress, disrupt, disturb, anger, angry, unhappy, distressed, disturbance, disruption, tip

  3. upsetverb

    To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).

    His stomach was upset, so he didn't want to move.

    Synonyms:
    sadden, disrupt, turn upside down, overturn, invert, distress, tip, disturb, anger

  4. upsetverb

    An overturn.

    collision and upset: impact with another object or an overturn for whatever reason.

    Synonyms:
    overturn, sadden, disturb, anger, distress, turn upside down, disrupt, invert, tip

  5. upsetverb

    To defeat unexpectedly.

    Truman upset Dewey in the 1948 US presidential election.

    Synonyms:
    invert, overturn, disrupt, distress, sadden, tip, disturb, anger, turn upside down

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. upset

    Synonyms:
    overturn, overthrow, capsize, overbalance, subvert, disestablish

    Antonyms:
    establish, plant, stabilitate, corroborate, confirm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturbance, perturbation, upsetnoun

    an unhappy and worried mental state

    "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, disorder, disturbance, mental disorder, folie, overturn, flutter, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, kerfuffle, turnover, hoo-ha, disruption, fluster, interference, ruffle, fray, noise, derangement, overthrow, affray, swage, hoo-hah

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, organized, unturned, expected, well

  2. upset, derangement, overthrownoun

    the act of disturbing the mind or body

    "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, disorder, mental unsoundness, perturbation, overturn, derangement, turnover, overthrow, swage, unbalance

    Antonyms:
    expected, untroubled, well, organized, unturned

  3. disorder, upsetnoun

    a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

    "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"

    Synonyms:
    disorder, perturbation, overturn, disorderliness, swage, turnover, overthrow, disturbance, derangement

    Antonyms:
    expected, well, untroubled, unturned, organized

  4. upset, swagenoun

    a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, disorder, perturbation, overturn, derangement, turnover, overthrow, swage

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, well, unturned, expected, organized

  5. upset, overturn, turnovernoun

    the act of upsetting something

    "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, disorder, employee turnover, perturbation, dollar volume, overturn, derangement, turnover, overthrow, turnover rate, swage

    Antonyms:
    well, unturned, expected, organized, untroubled

  6. overturn, upsetadjective

    an improbable and unexpected victory

    "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

    Synonyms:
    disorder, perturbation, overturn, derangement, swage, turnover, overthrow, disturbance

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, organized, well, expected, unturned

  7. disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worriedadjective

    afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

    "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children"

    Synonyms:
    stressed, disordered, mad, unhinged, sick, overturned, worried, upturned, distressed, maladjusted, confused, apprehensive, brainsick, demented, unhappy, hard put, upset(a), broken, hard-pressed, crazy, disquieted, disturbed, unbalanced, in a bad way(p), dysphoric

    Antonyms:
    organized, untroubled, well, expected, unturned

  8. broken, confused, disordered, upsetadjective

    thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

    "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"

    Synonyms:
    overturned, scattered, rugged, impoverished, befuddled, at sea, upset(a), confounded, disconnected, upturned, illogical, mixed-up, unkept, bemused, disoriented, humbled, disquieted, low, broken, lost, disjointed, unordered, disturbed, wiped out(p), disordered, bewildered, worried, baffled, garbled, crushed, mazed, confused, busted, broken in, distressed, humiliated, unconnected

    Antonyms:
    well, untroubled, unturned, organized, expected

  9. upset(a)adjective

    used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win

    "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"

    Antonyms:
    well, expected, untroubled, organized, unturned

  10. upsetadjective

    mildly physically distressed

    "an upset stomach"

    Synonyms:
    worried, disquieted, broken, distressed, upturned, upset(a), disordered, disturbed, confused, overturned

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, organized, unturned, expected, well

  11. overturned, upset, upturnedverb

    having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom

    "an overturned car"; "the upset pitcher of milk"; "sat on an upturned bucket"

    Synonyms:
    worried, disquieted, broken, distressed, upset(a), overturned, upturned, disordered, retrousse, disturbed, confused, tip-tilted

    Antonyms:
    expected, untroubled, unturned, organized, well

  12. upsetverb

    disturb the balance or stability of

    "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"

    Synonyms:
    disturb, trouble, tump over, discompose, overturn, tip over, turn over, untune, discomfit, swage, bowl over, disconcert, knock over

    Antonyms:
    well, expected, untroubled, unturned, organized

  13. upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfitverb

    cause to lose one's composure

    Synonyms:
    tip over, turn over, confuse, bowl over, overturn, flurry, discompose, discomfit, tump over, disconcert, knock over, trouble, disturb, put off, untune, swage

    Antonyms:
    organized, well, untroubled, unturned, expected

  14. disturb, upset, troubleverb

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

    Synonyms:
    discomfit, touch, shake up, raise up, disorder, interrupt, cark, commove, bother, inconvenience oneself, agitate, disquiet, turn over, put out, perturb, trouble oneself, tump over, unhinge, incommode, disoblige, trouble, overturn, bowl over, discommode, discompose, tip over, inconvenience, swage, untune, disconcert, vex, ail, knock over, stir up, disturb, distract, pain

    Antonyms:
    expected, organized, unturned, untroubled, well

  15. overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump oververb

    cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

    "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"

    Synonyms:
    discomfit, turn, bowl over, bring down, dig, overthrow, vacate, flip, pass, pass on, annul, debate, overrule, reach, boggle, roll, lift, rescind, swage, tump over, moot, flabbergast, give, deliberate, override, subvert, overturn, repeal, delve, revolutionize, discompose, tip over, trouble, flip over, turn over, reverse, untune, revoke, disconcert, consider, revolutionise, knock over, disturb, countermand, hand, cut into

    Antonyms:
    organized, unturned, untroubled, expected, well

  16. swage, upsetverb

    form metals with a swage

    Synonyms:
    disturb, trouble, tump over, discompose, overturn, tip over, turn over, untune, discomfit, swage, bowl over, disconcert, knock over

    Antonyms:
    unturned, well, expected, organized, untroubled

  17. upsetverb

    defeat suddenly and unexpectedly

    "The foreign team upset the local team"

    Synonyms:
    disturb, trouble, tump over, discompose, overturn, tip over, turn over, untune, discomfit, swage, bowl over, disconcert, knock over

    Antonyms:
    organized, expected, well, untroubled, unturned

Editors Contribution

  1. exasperated

    to be frustrated with a turn of events, etc.

    i was exasperated by her lack of knowledge

    Submitted by anonymous on April 27, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. upsetverb

    Synonyms:
    overturn, capsize, tip over, turn topsy-turvy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. upsetverb

    Synonyms:
    overturn, overset, capsize, invert, overthrow, disconcert, discompose, perturb, agitate, unnerve, excite

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How to use upset in a sentence?

  1. Matt Cartwright:

    I think a lot of people in this area are going to be upset over that. an organization called Homes For Our Troopshelped build my house.

  2. Leezia Dhalla:

    I worked my entire life to be a productive member of this society, a lot of Dreamers are upset, there’s a lot of uncertainty among people who are American in every way except through birth.

  3. Peggy Flanagan:

    I saw a young woman who seemed really troubled, and the ticket agent continued to say, 'you can't take it on; you're going to have to check your bag,' she kept saying, 'I have a medical device I need to bring with me on the plane,' over and over, visibly upset.

  4. Julian Glew:

    It was an insect which appears to have upset him; he was not in a good way and on three evenings he has gone out and randomly slashed tires.

  5. Austin Green:

    Megan Fox said,' You know what, I realized while I was out of the country working alone, that I feel more like Austin Green and I liked Austin Green better during that experience. And I think that's something that might be worth trying for me,' i was upset about it, but I can't be upset at Megan Fox and I wasn't upset at Megan Fox because Megan Fox didn't ask to feel that way.


Translations for upset

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  • omkrap, versteur, omgekrap, ontstel, ontsteldAfrikaans
  • أغضبArabic
  • trasbalsat, disgustat, molestCatalan, Valencian
  • rozrušenýCzech
  • oprørtDanish
  • umwerfen, umschlagen, umkehren, kentern, auf den Kopf stellen, ärgern, aufregen, umstoßen, stürzen, umkippen, umdrehen, verärgertGerman
  • molesto, enfadado, trastornado, perturbadoSpanish
  • yllätysvoitto, kaatuminen, sekoittaa, järkyttää, sekaisin, kaataa, järkyttynyt, poissa tolaltaan, tuohtunut, pahoillaan, häiriö, vatsavaiva, hermostuttaa, saada pois tolaltaanFinnish
  • fâché, dérangé, bouleversé, bouleverser, renverser, contrarié, énerver, remué, perturbéFrench
  • meath-thinneasIrish
  • tro-chèile, buairScottish Gaelic
  • परेशानHindi
  • meglepetésgyőzelem, gyomorrontás, zavarHungarian
  • innervosire, turbare, rovesciare, turbamento, sorpresa, sconvolgere, angosciare, capovolgere, ribaltareItalian
  • くよくよ, 引っ繰り返すJapanese
  • განაწყენებული, გაბრაზებულიGeorgian
  • porohuriMāori
  • verontrusten, verstoren, van streek, overstuur, van zijn stuk brengen, verwarren, geschokt, omstoten, verstoring, verwarring, ontdaan, overstuur makenDutch
  • rozstrojony, zmartwienie, zaniepokojony, psuć, niepokoićPolish
  • desgosto, desarranjar, capotar, triste, surpresa, perturbar, chateadoPortuguese
  • deranja, da peste cap, răsturna, supărat, deranjare, capotare, deranjat, discomfort, necăji, perturba, grețos, supărare, greață, tulbura, supăraRomanian
  • огорчить, сердить, расстраивать, расстроить, огорчать, расстроенный, рассердить, огорчённыйRussian
  • orolig, upprördSwedish
  • อารมณ์เสียThai
  • засмученийUkrainian
  • پریشانUrdu
  • tứcVietnamese
  • 沮喪的Chinese

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