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upset

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feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty

  • she was upset by the unexplained change in plans
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keyed up, on edge, on pins and needles, on tenterhooks

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upset

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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
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upset

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2 to turn on oneʼs side or upside down

  • the narrow boat upsets easily and should be handled with care
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turn turtle

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3 to undo the proper order or arrangement of

  • the change in the bus schedule upset our daily routine
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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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