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upset

noun

1 upset

An unhappy and worried mental state:
— She didn't realize the upset she caused me.

synonyms: disturbance, perturbation.



2 upset

The act of disturbing the mind or body:
— His carelessness could have caused an ecological upset.

synonyms: derangement, overthrow.

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

3 upset

A physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning:
— Everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time.

synonym: disorder.

Dutch: aandoening, affectie, gebrek, gebrekkigheid, handicap, ongemak
Polish: rozstrój

4 upset

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

synonym: swage.

Dutch: sneedhamer

5 upset

The act of upsetting something:
— He was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed.

synonyms: overturn, turnover.

Dutch: omdraaiing

6 upset

An improbable and unexpected victory:
— The biggest upset since David beat Goliath.

synonym: overturn.

verb

1 upset

Disturb the balance or stability of.

2 upset

Cause to lose one's composure.

synonyms: discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 874: be inglorious etc. adj.; incur disgrace etc. n.; have a bad name, earn a bad name; put a halter round one's neck, wear a halter round one's neck; disgrace oneself, expose oneself.    play second fiddle; ... show more

Dutch: verslaan, verstoren, verwarren

3 upset

Move deeply:
— This book upset me.

synonyms: disturb, trouble.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

4 upset

Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position.

synonyms: bowl over, knock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over.

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

Dutch: omduwen, omgooien, omhalen, omkegelen, omkeilen, omkiepen, omkieperen, omknikkeren, omtrekken, omverduwen ... show more

5 upset

Form metals with a swage.

synonym: swage.

6 upset

Defeat suddenly and unexpectedly.

adjective

1 upset

Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief:
— Too upset to say anything.

synonyms: disquieted, distressed, disturbed, worried.

2 upset

Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion:
— With everything so upset.

synonyms: broken, confused, disordered.

3 upset

Used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win.

4 upset

Mildly physically distressed.

5 upset

Having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom:
— The upset pitcher of milk.

synonyms: overturned, upturned.


Moby thesaurus: abash, abashed, abroad, addle, addle the wits, adrift, afflict, afflicted, afraid, agitate, agitated, agitation, ail, all up with, all-overs, amiss, angry, angst, answer, answer conclusively ... show more.

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