Synonyms of upsetting


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. disconcerting, upsetting, displeasing (vs. pleasing)

usage: causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"

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Definition and meaning of upsetting (Dictionary)