Origin of upsetting
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 upsettingtroublesome, embarrassing, annoying, worrisome, distressing, startling, alarming, threatening, discouraging, irritating, unpleasant, inconvenient, painful, disquieting, depressing, disruptive, trying, frightening, tiresome, creepy
Examples from the Web for upsetting
Contemporary Examples of upsetting
Roberts has shown a tendency in other political law cases to make broad pronouncements, upsetting precedent.The Supreme Court Is Weighing Corporate Power Yet Again
October 17, 2014
What is upsetting, especially in a book about what Dunham has “learned,” is how much weight she puts on being in a relationship.Time to Grow Up, Lena Dunham
October 10, 2014
Most recently, Grothman attacked Secretary of State John Kerry for upsetting God.Wisconsin Nominates Wingnut to Congress
August 13, 2014
On the other hand, upsetting and alienating a large percentage of the population such as the Sunnis is a recipe for disaster.Iran Is the Biggest Loser in Iraq
June 15, 2014
And, yes, this conversation must include addressing the role Islam plays—even at the risk of upsetting some of my fellow Muslims.How We Stop the Next Boko Haram
May 22, 2014
Historical Examples of upsetting
This upsetting of her plans and hopes worried Thankful not a little.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
They keep 'phoning and telegraphing and upsetting things generally.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
This pressure of interrogation was upsetting the restraint he was putting on himself.The Twins of Suffering Creek
You understand that nothing is more disturbing than the upsetting of a preconceived idea.Chance
What I feared was a shrill note escaping me involuntarily and upsetting my balance.The Shadow-Line
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.