Synonyms of upset


1. disturbance, perturbation, upset, agitation

usage: an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

2. upset, derangement, overthrow, disturbance

usage: 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"

3. disorder, upset, physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition

usage: 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"

4. upset, swage, tool

usage: a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging

5. upset, overturn, turnover, inversion, upending

usage: the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

6. overturn, upset, success

usage: an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"


1. upset, touch, disturb

usage: disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"

2. upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: cause to lose one's composure

3. disturb, upset, trouble, affect, impress, move, strike

usage: move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

4. overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over, move, displace

usage: 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"

5. swage, upset, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: form metals with a swage

6. upset, get the better of, overcome, defeat

usage: defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team"


1. disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried, troubled (vs. untroubled)

usage: 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"

2. broken, confused, disordered, upset, disorganized (vs. organized), disorganised

usage: 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"

3. upset(prenominal), unexpected (vs. expected)

usage: used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"

4. upset, ill (vs. well), sick

usage: mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach"

5. overturned, upset, upturned, turned (vs. unturned)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of upset (Dictionary)