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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•setʌpˈsɛt; ˈʌpˌsɛt(v., adj.; n.; v.; adj.)-set, -set•ting

  1. (v.t.)to overturn:

    to upset a glass of milk.

  2. to disturb mentally or emotionally; distress:

    The accident upset her.

  3. to disturb completely; throw into disorder:

    to upset a plan.

  4. to disturb physically.

    Category: Pathology

  5. to defeat (an opponent that is favored), as in politics or sports.

  6. (v.i.)to become upset or overturned.

  7. (n.)an upsetting or instance of being upset; overturn; overthrow.

  8. the unexpected defeat of an opponent that is favored.

  9. a nervous, irritable state of mind.

  10. a disturbance or disorder.

  11. (adj.)overturned.

  12. disordered; disorganized.

  13. distressed; disturbed.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upsetter(noun)

    an unexpected winner; someone who defeats the favorite competitor


  1. upsetter(Noun)

    One who upsets (something); a disrupter.

  2. upsetter(Noun)

    A person or device that turns something upside down


  1. Upsetter

    The Upsetters was the name given to the house band for Jamaican reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. The name of the band comes from Perry's nickname of Upsetter, after his song "I Am The Upsetter", a musical dismissal of his former boss Coxsone Dodd.


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