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Synonyms of upset in English:


Pronunciation: stress on the second syllable
  • 1 the accusation upset her
    informalhassle, peeve, bug, get someone, miff, hack off
    British informalwind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
    North American informaltick off, bum out
    [Antonyms] put at ease
  • 2 he upset a tureen of soup
    spill, slop, slosh
    [Antonyms] right
  • 3 the dam will upset the ecological balance
    disrupt, interfere with, disturb, throw out, turn topsy-turvy, disorder, unsettle, confuse, throw into confusion, throw into chaos, throw into disorder, disorganize, disarrange, mix up, jumble, mess up, wreck, ruin
    [Antonyms] maintain
  • 4 his side were upset 2-1 by Sheffield United
    defeat, beat, conquer, vanquish, rout, overthrow, overcome, triumph over, be victorious over, get the better of, worst, thrash, trounce, topple
    US informalown
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  • 1stress on the first syllable a legal dispute will cause worry and upset
    distress, trouble, perturbation, disturbance, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, worry, bother, inconvenience, agitation, fluster, alarm, fright, anger, annoyance, irritation, vexation, harassment, torment, hurt, grief
    [Antonyms] calm, ease
  • 2 they nearly pulled off one of motor sport's biggest upsets
    unexpected result;
    major defeat, rout, trouncing, thrashing, drubbing, toppling;
    surprise victory, coup, tour de force, feat, master stroke
    [Antonyms] walkover
  • 3 a stomach upset
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  • 1 I was upset by Sheila's illness
    [Antonyms] unperturbed, calm about
  • 2 an upset stomach
    disordered, disturbed, unsettled, queasy, bad, poorly, ill, sick
    informalgippy, holiday
    [Antonyms] settled
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