What does upset mean?

Definitions for upset
ʌpˈsɛt; ˈʌpˌsɛtup·set

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upset.

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"

  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"

  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"

  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

  5. upset, overturn, turnover(noun)

    the act of upsetting something

    "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

  6. overturn, upset(adj)

    an improbable and unexpected victory

    "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

  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"

  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"

  9. upset(a)(adj)

    used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win

    "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"

  10. upset(adj)

    mildly physically distressed

    "an upset stomach"

  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"

  12. upset(verb)

    disturb the balance or stability of

    "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"

  13. upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit(verb)

    cause to lose one's composure

  14. disturb, upset, trouble(verb)

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

  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"

  16. swage, upset(verb)

    form metals with a swage

  17. upset(verb)

    defeat suddenly and unexpectedly

    "The foreign team upset the local team"

Wiktionary

  1. upset(Noun)

    Disturbance or disruption.

    My late arrival caused the professor considerable upset.

  2. upset(Noun)

    An unexpected victory of a competitor that was not favored.

  3. upset(Noun)

    An overturn.

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

  4. upset(Noun)

    An upset stomach.

  5. upset(Noun)

    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.

  6. upset(Verb)

    To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.

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

  7. upset(Verb)

    To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).

  8. upset(Verb)

    To tip or overturn (something).

  9. upset(Verb)

    To defeat unexpectedly.

    Truman upset Dewey in the 1948 US presidential election.

  10. upset(Adjective)

    Angry, distressed or unhappy.

  11. upset(Adjective)

    Feeling unwell, nauseated, or ready to vomit.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upset(verb)

    to set up; to put upright

  2. Upset(verb)

    to thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end

  3. Upset(verb)

    to shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends

  4. Upset(verb)

    to overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a carriage; to upset an argument

  5. Upset(verb)

    to disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her

  6. Upset(verb)

    to become upset

  7. Upset(adj)

    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

  8. Upset(noun)

    the act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Upset

    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

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upset' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2913

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upset' in Verbs Frequency: #806

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upset' in Adjectives Frequency: #675

Anagrams for upset »

  1. stupe

  2. setup, set up

  3. Set up

  4. Setup

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How to say upset in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upset in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of upset in a Sentence

  1. Jale Uncu of Zealand Tattoo:

    I wouldn’t understand exactly why they would be getting upset about this particular individual when it’s so well spread internationally… all parts of the globe and all ethnic origins.

  2. Irma Capovilla:

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

  3. Leezia Dhalla:

    I worked my entire life to be a productive member of this society, a lot of Dreamers are upset, there’s a lot of uncertainty among people who are American in every way except through birth.

  4. Belgian Grand Prix:

    My fans are understandably (upset), it’s a character that’s been in their lives for over 10 years and the way it ended was very emotional. And wonderful. It’s good to have finished that strongly and move on to the next chapter in my life, i probably should have ended it two years earlier but I stayed and we came to the mutual decision it was probably best for everybody (to end it) because there was just no way to schedule everything.

  5. Austin Green:

    Megan Fox said,' You know what, I realized while I was out of the country working alone, that I feel more like Austin Green and I liked Austin Green better during that experience. And I think that's something that might be worth trying for me,' i was upset about it, but I can't be upset at Megan Fox and I wasn't upset at Megan Fox because Megan Fox didn't ask to feel that way.

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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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