Definitions for upset
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word upset.
disturbance, perturbation, upsetnoun
an unhappy and worried mental state
"there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
upset, derangement, overthrownoun
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, turnovernoun
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, worriedadjective
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, upsetadjective
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, upturnedverb
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, discomfitverb
cause to lose one's composure
disturb, upset, troubleverb
"This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump oververb
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,) of a partially ordered set with the property that, if x is in U and xy, 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.
Upset is a state of being unhappy, disappointed, or worried typically arising from an unwelcome or distressing event or situation. It can also refer to disrupt or disturb the order, arrangement, or state of something, causing it to become unstable or unbalanced.
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
The numerical value of upset in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of upset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Don't avoid people who create negative states within you. We have a tendency to turn around and walk away, but they are going to require you to reevaluate yourself and see yourself in a new light. Sally doesn't upset you. You upset you. She puts you in a negative state because she doesn't meet your expectations. Well, tough for you.
People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.
Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.
Why not upset the apple cart If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.
But if it's somebody that you've been rocking with or we're listening to music or whatever, I can't be upset, it's humanly impossible for you to be upset at a different race saying it when you're saying it in your music. That's crazy to me.
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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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