verb (used with object), up·set, up·set·ting.
verb (used without object), up·set, up·set·ting.
- a tool used for upsetting.
- something that is upset, as a bar end.
SYNONYMS FOR upset
Examples from the Web for upset
Hitchcock reacts as if he has an upset stomach--and that I gave it to him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought if I cooperated it would make it better… I was so upset that day.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, seeing my father in the middle of his row crying, and thinking, Why is dad so upset?All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And two, that as a public official you can make tough choices, do the right things for the right reasons, and upset some people.Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014|David Freedlander|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Independent Greg Orman is public enemy number one to Republicans today because he could upset their senate math toward a majority.Independent Greg Orman Stands Up Against GOP Attacks|John Avlon|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He could not help, and it would only distress you to feel that he was upset.About Peggy Saville|Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
I saw that what I had said had upset him, and that he was not at all clear as to how much or how little of the true facts I knew.The Czar's Spy|William Le Queux
If stream line pull tends to upset this level keel, horizontal rudders may be used to correct it.The Submarine in War and Peace|Simon Lake
Would not the sudden shock, joyful though it was, upset the fragile little beauty?The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
Dishonour and prejudice would accrue to any sovereign who should upset the very nature of the constitution.St George's Cross|H. G. Keene