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upset

Synonyms of upset in English:

verb

  • 2 he upset a tureen of soup
    knock over, overturn, upend, tip over, flip, topple (over);
  • 3 the dam will upset the ecological balance
    disrupt, interfere with, disturb, throw out, throw into confusion, throw off balance, mess with/up
  • 4 the visitors upset the home side 9-0
    defeat, beat, topple;
    surprise, embarrass
  • noun

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  • 1 a stomach upset
  • 2 the Oilers' victory was a remarkable upset
    surprise win, shocker
  • adjective

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  • 1 the loss made Jane upset
    distressed, troubled, perturbed, dismayed, disturbed, unsettled, disconcerted, worried, bothered, anxious, agitated, flustered, ruffled, unnerved, shaken, unstrung;
    hurt, saddened, grieved
    informalcut up, choked
    [Antonyms] unperturbed, calm
  • 2 an upset stomach
    disturbed, unsettled, queasy, bad, hurting, poorly
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