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Synonyms for upset
ʌpˈsɛt; ˈʌpˌsɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturbance, perturbation, upset(noun)

    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, overthrow(noun)

    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, upset(noun)

    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, swage(noun)

    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, turnover(noun)

    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, upset(adj)

    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, worried(adj)

    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, upset(adj)

    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)(adj)

    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. upset(adj)

    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, upturned(verb)

    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. upset(verb)

    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, discomfit(verb)

    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, trouble(verb)

    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 over(verb)

    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, upset(verb)

    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. upset(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. upset(noun)

    Synonyms:
    anger, distress, sadden

  2. upset(verb)

    Angry, distressed or unhappy.

    I’m sure the bad news will upset him, but he needs to know.

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

  3. upset(verb)

    Feeling unwell, nauseated, or ready to vomit.

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

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

  4. upset(verb)

    To tip or overturn (something).

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

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

  5. upset(verb)

    To defeat unexpectedly.

    Truman upset Dewey in the 1948 US presidential election.

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. upset

    Synonyms:
    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, weaken

    Antonyms:
    assure, confirm, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. upset

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

    Antonyms:
    establish, plant, stabilitate, corroborate, confirm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. upset(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. upset(v)

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

How to pronounce upset?

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Australian
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Indian

How to say upset in sign language?

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How to use upset in a sentence?

  1. Alberto Fujimori:

    He understands that there is an intent to upset my presidential campaign.

  2. Bruce Franks Jr.:

    They come in and they say, ‘Listen, we could lose a Senate seat.’ And they’re telling us that we can lose a senator that we never knew existed because this person hasn’t shown up in our community. This person hasn’t spoken to our needs, i’m going to vote for Claire, but Claire is going to have to bring her a-- to St. Louis. Period. She’s going to have to show up, and it’s not just about talking. You have made some folks upset and if there is a reason why you voted this way, then you need to effectively communicate that.

  3. Telfair County:

    This community feels betrayed, for an individual who was raised in this community to have orchestrated such a heinous act, we are very upset to say the least.

  4. Alyssa Pladl:

    I ’m grieving. I ’m sad. I ’m upset, but I also want to have something good come out of this. If it’s to get truth out there, to open people’s eyes to incest.

  5. Irma Capovilla:

    She does not get upset by anything. She takes things very calmly and she has been that way her whole life.


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
  • засмученийUkrainian
  • پریشانUrdu
  • tứcVietnamese

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