Synonyms of upset in English:

upset


See definition of upset

verb

1‘the accusation upset her’

SYNONYMS

distress, trouble, perturb, disturb, discompose, unsettle, disconcert, discountenance, dismay, disquiet, worry, bother, inconvenience, agitate, fluster, throw, ruffle, unnerve, shake, frighten, alarm, anger, annoy, irritate, vex, irk, fret, pester, harass, torment, plague, hurt, grieve

informal hassle, peeve, bug, get someone, miff, hack off

British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

North American informal tick off, bum out

ANTONYMS

put at ease

2‘he upset a tureen of soup’

SYNONYMS

knock over, overturn, upend, tip over, push over, topple, topple over, capsize, turn topsy-turvy

spill, slop, slosh

Northern Irish Scottish cowp

archaic overset

ANTONYMS

right

3‘the dam will upset the ecological balance’

SYNONYMS

disrupt, interfere with, disturb, throw out, turn topsy-turvy, disorder, unsettle, confuse, throw into confusion, throw into chaos, throw into disorder, disorganize, disarrange, mix up, jumble, mess up, wreck, ruin

ANTONYMS

maintain

4‘his side were upset 2-1 by Sheffield United’

SYNONYMS

defeat, beat, conquer, vanquish, rout, overthrow, overcome, triumph over, be victorious over, get the better of, worst, thrash, trounce, topple

US informal own


noun

1‘a legal dispute will cause worry and upset’

SYNONYMS

distress, trouble, perturbation, disturbance, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, worry, bother, inconvenience, agitation, fluster, alarm, fright, anger, annoyance, irritation, vexation, harassment, torment, hurt, grief

ANTONYMS

calm, ease

2‘they nearly pulled off one of motor sport's biggest upsets’

SYNONYMS

unexpected result

major defeat, rout, trouncing, thrashing, drubbing, toppling

surprise victory, coup, tour de force, feat, master stroke

informal hammering

ANTONYMS

walkover

3‘a stomach upset’

SYNONYMS

disorder, complaint, ailment, illness, sickness, disease, malady, affliction, indisposition, infirmity

informal lurgy, bug

Australian informal wog


adjective

1‘I was upset by Sheila's illness’

SYNONYMS

distressed, troubled, perturbed, disturbed, discomposed, unsettled, disconcerted, discountenanced, dismayed, disquieted, worried, bothered, inconvenienced, anxious, agitated, flustered, ruffled, unnerved, shaken, frightened, alarmed, angered, annoyed, irritated, vexed, irked, fretted, hurt, saddened, grieved

informal cut up, choked

British informal gutted

North American informal verklempt

ANTONYMS

unperturbed, calm about

2‘an upset stomach’

SYNONYMS

disordered, disturbed, unsettled, queasy, bad, poorly, ill, sick

informal gippy, holiday

ANTONYMS

settled