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"
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"
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"
a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
upset, overturn, turnover(noun)
the act of upsetting something
"he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
an improbable and unexpected victory
"the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
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"
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"
used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win
"the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"
mildly physically distressed
"an upset stomach"
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"
disturb the balance or stability of
"The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit(verb)
cause to lose one's composure
disturb, upset, trouble(verb)
"This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
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"
form metals with a swage
defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
"The foreign team upset the local team"
Disturbance or disruption.
My late arrival caused the professor considerable upset.
An unexpected victory of a competitor that was not favored.
"collision and upset": impact with another object or an overturn for whatever reason.
An upset stomach.
An upper set; a subset (X,u2264) of a partially ordered set with the property that, if x is in U and xu2264y, then y is in U.
To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.
I'm sure the bad news will upset him, but he needs to know.
To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
To tip or overturn (something).
To defeat unexpectedly.
Truman upset Dewey in the 1948 US presidential election.
Angry, distressed or unhappy.
Feeling unwell, nauseated, or ready to vomit.
His stomach was upset, so he didn't want to move.
to set up; to put upright
to thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end
to shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends
to overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a carriage; to upset an argument
to disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her
to become upset
set up; fixed; determined; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase upset price; that is, the price fixed upon as the minimum for property offered in a public sale, or, in an auction, the price at which property is set up or started by the auctioneer, and the lowest price at which it will be sold
the act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset
An upset occurs in a competition, frequently in electoral politics or sports, when the party popularly expected to win, is defeated by an underdog whom the majority expects to lose, defying the conventional wisdom. The underdog then becomes a giant-killer. The meaning of the word has sometimes been erroneously attributed to the surprising defeat of the horse Man o' War by the horse Upset; in fact, the term pre-dates that 1919 race by at least several decades. In its sports coverage immediately following Upset's victory, the Washington Post wrote, “One might make all sorts of puns about it being an upset.”
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
up-set′, v.t. to turn upside down: to overthrow.—v.i. to be upset.—n. Up′set, an overturn.—adj. relating to what is set up for sale, in phrase Upset price, the sum at which anything is started at a public sale.—ns. Upset′ment; Upset′ter.—adj. Upset′ting discomposing: (Scot.) conceited, assuming.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'upset' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2913
Rank popularity for the word 'upset' in Verbs Frequency: #806
Rank popularity for the word 'upset' in Adjectives Frequency: #675
setup, set up
The numerical value of upset in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of upset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of upset in a Sentence
I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I'm disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had. Thank you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight's performance.
We might poke the bear ! my gosh, if the President gets upset with us we might not be in the majority.
I'm upset because it hits me in my pocketbook from multiple angles, i sell beef, I sell corn, I sell soybeans and I sell milk. All of those products are vulnerable because we export significant amounts in those markets.
And you know what, I'm the first person to admit I'm sexist. I don't think that girls should play on the boys' high school team. I don't think that the girls should be -- I think it's insanity that there are feminists who are stupid enough to fight to go to combat. Are you kidding me? Let the men go die on the front lines, why would you want to go die on the front line? You have to be an idiot. And why on earth would you fight to go on the submarine ship for months on end? You know there was just a story with these girls, these women who are upset that they are sexually harassed in the military. What do you think is going to happen when you go on a submarine for 12 months with 4,000 horny soldiers? I hate to say it, but it's true. They should not even be allowed. The top military should say, 'No way, you're not allowed.' But you know, but you know the feminists have fought for these rights. It's so stupid. I don't know why anybody would want that.
People are upset. People believe that promises made have not been promises kept. There comes a point when you’ve had it.
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Translations for upset
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- omkrap, versteur, omgekrap, ontstel, ontsteldAfrikaans
- trasbalsat, disgustat, molestCatalan, Valencian
- 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
- tro-chèile, buairScottish Gaelic
- 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
- 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
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