- An unhappy and worried mental state.
- usage: "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
- The act of disturbing the mind or body.
- usage: "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.
- usage: "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
- synonyms: disorder
- A tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging.
- synonyms: swage
- The act of upsetting something.
- usage: "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
- An improbable and unexpected victory.
- usage: "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
- synonyms: overturn
- Disturb the balance or stability of.
- usage: "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
- Cause to lose one's composure.
- Move deeply.
- usage: "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
- Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position.
- usage: "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
- Form metals with a swage.
- synonyms: swage
- Defeat suddenly and unexpectedly.
- usage: "The foreign team upset the local team"
- Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief.
- usage: "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"
- Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion.
- usage: "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.
- usage: "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"
- Mildly physically distressed.
- usage: "an upset stomach"
- Having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom.
- usage: "an overturned car"; "the upset pitcher of milk"; "sat on an upturned bucket"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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