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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 derangement, dislocation, disruption, disturbance Related Words 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 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, worryRelated Words 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 allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms 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 overturn, turn over, capsizeRelated Words invert, overset, overthrow, pitchpole, topple, tump (over) [chiefly Southern], upend; careen, heel, keel, lean, list, tilt, tip; collapse, fall, founder, giveNear Antonyms stand up, straighten (up); erect, raiseAntonyms right

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


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