Synonyms of upset in English:



Pronunciation: stress on the second syllable
  • 1 the accusation upset her
    distress, trouble, perturb, disturb, discompose, unsettle, disconcert, discountenance, dismay, disquiet, worry, bother, inconvenience, agitate, fluster, throw, ruffle, unnerve, shake, frighten, alarm, anger, annoy, irritate, vex, irk, fret, pester, harass, torment, plague, hurt, grieve
    informal hassle, peeve, bug, get someone, miff, hack off
    British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
    North American informal tick off, bum out
    [Antonyms] put at ease
  • 2 he upset a tureen of soup
    knock over, overturn, upend, tip over, push over, topple (over), capsize, turn topsy-turvy; spill, slop, slosh
    archaic overset
    [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 informal own
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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
    informal hammering
    [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
    informal gippy, holiday
    [Antonyms] settled
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