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English adjective: upset

1. upset afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief


SamplesToo 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.


Synonymsdisquieted, distressed, disturbed, worried


Similartroubled


Antonymsuntroubled

2. upset thrown into a state of disarray or confusion


SamplesTroops fleeing in broken ranks.
A confused mass of papers on the desk.
The small disordered room.
With everything so upset.


Synonymsbroken, confused, disordered


Similardisorganised, disorganized


Antonymsorganized

3. upset used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win


SamplesThe Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers.


Similarunexpected


Antonymsexpected

4. upset mildly physically distressed


SamplesAn upset stomach.


Similarill, sick


Antonymswell

5. upset having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom


SamplesAn overturned car.
The upset pitcher of milk.
Sat on an upturned bucket.


Synonymsoverturned, upturned


Similarturned


Antonymsunturned


English noun: upset

1. upset (state) an unhappy and worried mental state


SamplesThere was too much anger and disturbance.
She didn't realize the upset she caused me.


Synonymsdisturbance, perturbation


Broader (hypernym)agitation

2. upset (act) the act of disturbing the mind or body


SamplesHis carelessness could have caused an ecological upset.
She was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living.


Synonymsderangement, overthrow


Broader (hypernym)disturbance

3. upset (state) a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning


SamplesThe doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder.
Everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time.


Synonymsdisorder


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state


Narrower (hyponym)abocclusion, abruptio placentae, achlorhydria, acholia, achylia, achylia gastrica, acute brain disorder, acute organic brain syndrome, adenosis, ailment, bladder disorder, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease, cheilosis, choking, cholestasis, colpoxerosis, complaint, defect of speech, degenerative disorder, disturbance, dysaphia, dysosmia, dysphagia, dysuria, eating disorder, failure, fantods, folie, functional disorder, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder, haematocolpometra, haematocolpos, hematocolpometra, hematocolpos, hydrocele, hyperactivity, idiopathic disease, idiopathic disorder, idiopathy, ill, immunological disorder, impacted tooth, impaction, impaction, learning disability, learning disorder, malocclusion, mental disorder, mental disturbance, metabolic disorder, nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder, olfactory impairment, organic disorder, parosamia, perleche, psilosis, psychological disorder, sleep disorder, speech defect, speech disorder, sprue, strangulation, tropical sprue

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


Synonymsswage


Broader (hypernym)tool

5. upset (act) the act of upsetting something


SamplesHe was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed.


Synonymsoverturn, turnover


Broader (hypernym)inversion, upending

6. upset (act) an improbable and unexpected victory


SamplesThe biggest upset since David beat Goliath.


Synonymsoverturn


Broader (hypernym)success


English verb: upset

1. upset (change) disturb the balance or stability of


SamplesThe hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disturb, touch

2. upset (emotion) cause to lose one's composure


ExamplesThe performance is likely to upset Sue


Synonymsdiscomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)abash, afflict, anguish, bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, dissolve, embarrass, enervate, faze, hurt, pain, throw, unnerve, unsettle

3. upset (emotion) move deeply


SamplesThis book upset me.
A troubling thought.


ExamplesThe bad news will upset him


Synonymsdisturb, trouble


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike


Narrower (hyponym)agitate, cark, charge, charge up, commove, disorder, disquiet, distract, distress, excite, jolt, perturb, rouse, trouble, turn on, unhinge

4. upset (motion) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position


SamplesThe cat knocked over the flower vase.
The clumsy customer turned over the vase.
He tumped over his beer.


Synonymsbowl over, knock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Causeoverturn, tip over, tump over, turn over


Verb groupoverturn, tip over, tump over, turn over

5. upset (contact) form metals with a swage


Synonymsswage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

6. upset (competition) defeat suddenly and unexpectedly


SamplesThe foreign team upset the local team.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to upset his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome









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