Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb upset

6 senses of upset

Sense 1
upset -- (disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries")
       => touch, disturb -- (tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")

Sense 2
upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 3
disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 4
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over -- (cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer")
       => move, displace -- (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")

Sense 5
swage, upset -- (form metals with a swage)
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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")

Sense 6
upset -- (defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (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")

Antonyms of adj upsetting

1 sense of upsetting

Sense 1
disconcerting, upsetting -- (causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience")

INDIRECT (VIA displeasing) -> pleasing -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Similarity of adj upsetting

1 sense of upsetting

Sense 1
disconcerting, upsetting -- (causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience")
       => displeasing (vs. pleasing) -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

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