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Definition 1: an improbable and unexpected victory - [noun denoting act]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

Definition 2: the act of disturbing the mind or body - [noun denoting act]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
  • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Definition 3: the act of upsetting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) turning upside down; setting on end

Definition 4: a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Definition 5: an unhappy and worried mental state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was too much anger and disturbance
  • she didn't realize the upset she caused me

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Definition 6: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning - [noun denoting state]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
  • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

(... is a kind of upset ) a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation

(... is a kind of upset ) (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally

(... is a kind of upset ) a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of the glands of the body

(... is a kind of upset ) an ill-defined state of irritability and distress

(... is a kind of upset ) loss of ability to function normally

"kidney failure"

(... is a kind of upset ) any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause

(... is a kind of upset ) (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of oral speech

(... is a kind of upset ) accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen)

(... is a kind of upset ) accumulation of blood in the vagina and uterus

(... is a kind of upset ) the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

(... is a kind of upset ) a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern

(... is a kind of upset ) disorder in which serous fluid accumulates in a body sac (especially in the scrotum)

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of the nervous system

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder or defect of metabolism

(... is a kind of upset ) painful or difficult urination

(... is a kind of upset ) condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder in the sense of smell

(... is a kind of upset ) any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection)

(... is a kind of upset ) absence of gastric juices (partial or complete)

(... is a kind of upset ) a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed

(... is a kind of upset ) an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of pregnancy in which the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus

(... is a kind of upset ) the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting

(... is a kind of upset ) disorder caused by a detectable physiological or structural change in an organ

(... is a kind of upset ) disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified

(... is a kind of upset ) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of the normal eating routine

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder in the sense of touch

(... is a kind of upset ) condition leading to progressive loss of function

(... is a kind of upset ) a condition in which the vagina is unusually dry

(... is a kind of upset ) a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth; caused by a deficiency of riboflavin

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance

(... is a kind of upset ) a disease of the heart or blood vessels

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of the urinary bladder

(... is a kind of upset ) a disorder of the immune system

Definition 7: disturb the balance or stability of - [verb of change]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries

(upset is a kind of ...) tamper with

"Don't touch my CDs!"

Definition 8: defeat suddenly and unexpectedly - [verb of competition]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The foreign team upset the local team

(upset is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Definition 9: form metals with a swage - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Definition 10: move deeply - [verb of emotion]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This book upset me
  • A troubling thought

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(... is a kind of upset ) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

(... is a kind of upset ) disturb (someone's) composure

"The audience was jolted by the play"

(... is a kind of upset ) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

(... is a kind of upset ) cause mental pain to

"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

Definition 11: cause to lose one's composure - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of upset ) disturb the composure of

(... is a kind of upset ) cause to lose control emotionally

"The news dissolved her into tears"

(... is a kind of upset ) make (someone) self-conscious and as a result unable to act naturally

"his father's cold and distant demeanor inhibited him emotionally"

(... is a kind of upset ) cause to be confused emotionally

(... is a kind of upset ) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

(... is a kind of upset ) cause emotional anguish or make miserable

"It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"

(... is a kind of upset ) cause great unhappiness for; distress

"she was afflicted by the death of her parents"

Definition 12: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position - [verb of motion]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cat knocked over the flower vase
  • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
  • he tumped over his beer

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(upset has a similar meaning as ...) turn from an upright or normal position

"The big vase overturned" "The canoe tumped over"

Definition 13: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • troops fleeing in broken ranks
  • a confused mass of papers on the desk
  • the small disordered room
  • with everything so upset

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is similar to ...) lacking order or methodical arrangement or function

"a disorganized enterprise" "a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose" "she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate"

Definition 14: mildly physically distressed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an upset stomach

(upset is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

Definition 15: afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too upset to say anything
  • spent many disquieted moments
  • distressed about her son's leaving home
  • lapsed into disturbed sleep
  • worried parents
  • a worried frown
  • one last worried check of the sleeping children

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is similar to ...) characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

"troubled areas" "fell into a troubled sleep" "a troubled expression" "troubled teenagers"

Definition 16: having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an overturned car
  • the upset pitcher of milk
  • sat on an upturned bucket

Synonyms for upset in the sense of this definition

(upset is similar to ...) moved around an axis or center

Definition 17: used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers

(upset is similar to ...) not expected or anticipated

"unexpected guests" "unexpected news"

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