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upset

adjective

upset

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of upset

  1. an act or instance of the order of things being disturbed the move to a new town is just the latest in a series of upsets for my family over the last year Synonyms of upset derangement, dislocation, disruption, disturbance Words Related to upset convulsion, revolution, unsettledness, unsettlement, upheaval


upset

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of upset

  1. 1 to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy the smallest things can upset us if we're already stressed Synonyms of upset agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, disturb, weird out, worryWords Related to upset aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of upset allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of upset calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

  2. 2 to turn on one's side or upside down the narrow boat upsets easily and should be handled with care Synonyms of upset overturn, turn over, capsizeWords Related to upset invert, overset, overthrow, pitchpole, topple, tump (over) [chiefly Southern], upend; careen, heel, keel, lean, list, tilt, tip; collapse, fall, founder, giveNear Antonyms of upset stand up, straighten (up); erect, raiseAntonyms of upset right

  3. 3 to undo the proper order or arrangement of the change in the bus schedule upset our daily routine Synonyms of upset confuse, derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disjoint, dislocate, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, hash, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), muddle, muss, rumple, scramble, shuffle, tousle, tumble, disorderWords Related to upset embroil, entangle, snarl, tangle; agitate, perturb, stir (up), unsettle; clutterNear Antonyms of upset align (also aline), line, line up, queue; classify, codify, methodize, systematize, systemize; adjust, fix; groom, make up, spruce (up); unscrambleAntonyms of upset arrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy

Synonym Discussion of upset

discompose, disquiet, disturb, perturb, agitate, upset, fluster mean to destroy capacity for collected thought or decisive action. discompose implies some degree of loss of self-control or self-confidence especially through emotional stress.
    • discomposed by the loss of his beloved wife
disquiet suggests loss of sense of security or peace of mind.
    • the disquieting news of factories closing
disturb implies interference with one's mental processes caused by worry, perplexity, or interruption.
    • the discrepancy in accounts disturbed me
perturb implies deep disturbance of mind and emotions.
    • perturbed by her husband's strange behavior
agitate suggests obvious external signs of nervous or emotional excitement.
    • in his agitated state we could see he was unable to work
upset implies the disturbance of normal or habitual functioning by disappointment, distress, or grief.
    • the family's constant bickering upsets the youngest child
fluster suggests bewildered agitation.
    • his declaration of love completely flustered her

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