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.
Origin of upset
Synonyms for upset
Antonyms for upset
Related Words for upsetdisturb, unsettle, spoil, dismay, bewilder, perturb, unnerve, distract, agitate, beat, win, overcome, overpower, outplay, disordered, confused, shocked, low, sick, agitated
Examples from the Web for upset
Contemporary Examples of upset
“I would recommend ginger tea first thing in the morning as a great way to ward off an upset stomach,” says White.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
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
November 26, 2014
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
November 10, 2014
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
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of upset
Supposing—— It was cruel to excite and upset her just for that; it made the pain worse.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
I've been getting along all right; now you come and upset everything.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The arrival of Winkleman would, he secretly admitted, upset him completely.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
"I wouldn't let a thing like that upset me if I was you," she said.
"Well, why don't you say upset, you horrible old Orangeman," she retorted.
verb (ʌpˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set (mainly tr)
Word Origin for upset
mid-15c., "to set up, fix," from up + set (v.). Cf. Middle Dutch opsetten, German aufsetzen. Modern sense of "overturn, capsize" (1803) is that of obsolete overset. Meaning "to throw into mental discomposure" is from 1805. The noun sense of "overturning of a vehicle or boat" is recorded from 1804.