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Another word for upset

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Verb
  1. To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position

  2. To disturb the health or physiological functioning of

      1. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
      2. To make uneasy; disturb:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
      2. A breach of civic order or peace; a public disturbance.
      3. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
      1. To disturb the order, arrangement, or functioning of:
      2. To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
      3. To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
    See also:

    health

  3. To put out of proper order

    See also:

    order

  4. To break up the order or progress of

      1. To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of:
      2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
      3. To interfere with; interrupt:
      1. To throw into confusion or disorder:
      2. To interrupt or impede the progress of:
      3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
    See also:

    order

  5. To impair or destroy the composure of

    See also:

    calm

Noun
  1. The act or an example of upsetting

    See also:

    order

  2. A state of discomposure

      1. To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
      2. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
      3. To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
      1. A foam formed by soap or detergent agitated in water, as in washing or shaving.
      2. Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse.
      3. A condition of anxious or heated discomposure; agitation:
      1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
      1. A great noise, as of a crowd:
      2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
      3. A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
      1. The act of perturbing.
      2. The state of being perturbed; agitation.
      3. A small change in a physical system, such as a variation in a planet's orbit resulting from the gravitational influence of other celestial bodies.
      1. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner:
      2. To fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
      3. To flap the wings without flying.
      1. To make or become nervous or upset.
      2. A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
      1. A state of indecisive agitation.
      2. To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing.
      1. The act of agitating or the state of being agitated.
      2. Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation.
      3. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
    See also:

    calm

Adjective
  1. Turned over completely

    See also:

    horizontal

Another word for upset

Noun
      1. A return to a former condition, belief, or interest.
      2. A turning away or in the opposite direction; a reversal.
      3. A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation.
      1. The act or process of destroying:
      2. The condition of having been destroyed:
      3. The cause or means of destroying:
      1. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
      2. To throw a ball or other object over and beyond (an intended target):
      3. To throw or push over; overturn:
Verb
  1. To turn over

  2. To disturb

      1. To disturb or confuse; make uneasy or anxious:
      2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
      3. To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
      1. To make or become nervous or upset.
      2. A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
      1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
      2. To upset; disturb:
      3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
    See also:

    bother

  3. To beat

    See also:

    defeat

Synonym Study

  • Capsize specifically implies the overturning or upsetting of a boat
  • Overturn implies a turning of a thing upside down or flat on its side and, in extended use, connotes the destruction of something established to overturn a chair, a government, etc.
  • emotionally upset
  • Upset is the ordinary word implying a toppling, disorganization, etc. as a result of a loss of balance or stability to upset a glass, one's plans, etc.