an upsetting or instance of being upset; overturn; overthrow.
the defeat of a person, team, etc., that is considered more formidable.
a nervous, irritable state of mind.
a disordered or confused arrangement.
a tool used for upsetting.
something that is upset, as a bar end.
1300–50; Middle English:
raised up; see up-
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1. Upset, capsize, overturn
imply a change from an upright or other stable position to a prostrate one. Upset
is a familiar word, applied to simple, everyday actions: to upset a table, a glass of water. Capsize
is applied especially to the upsetting of a boat or other vessel: to capsize a canoe. Overturn
usually suggests violence in upsetting something supposedly stable: The earthquake overturned houses.
All three are used figuratively, also: to upset the stock market; to capsize a plan; to overturn a government. 2.
unnerve, disconcert, fluster. 5.
depose, displace. 10.
perturbation, disturbance. 11.
disconcerted, agitated, perturbed, annoyed.