upsetting


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up·set

 (ŭp-sĕt′)
tr.v. up·set, up·set·ting, up·sets
1. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over: upset the flowerpot.
2.
a. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of: Protesters upset the meeting by chanting and shouting. See Synonyms at overthrow.
b. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
3. To distress or perturb mentally or emotionally: The bad news upset me.
4. (ŭp′sĕt′) To defeat unexpectedly (an opponent favored to win).
5. To make (a heated metal bolt, for example) shorter and thicker by hammering on the end.
n. (ŭp′sĕt′)
1. The act of upsetting or the condition of being upset: the upset of the vase.
2.
a. A disturbance, disorder, or state of agitation: an upset of my routine.
b. A condition of indigestion: a remedy for stomach upset.
3. A game, contest, or election in which the favorite is defeated.
4.
a. A tool used for upsetting; a swage.
b. An upset part or piece.
adj.
1. Having been overturned: an upset vase.
2. Exhibiting signs and symptoms of indigestion: an upset stomach.
3. In a state of emotional or mental distress; distraught: upset parents.

[Middle English upsetten, to set up : up-, up- + setten, to set; see set1.]

up·set′ter n.
up·set′ting·ly adv.

upsetting

(ʌpˈsɛtɪŋ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) metallurgy the process of hammering the end of a heated bar of metal so that its width is increased locally, as in the manufacture of bolts
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upsetting - causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

upsetting

adjective
Translations

upsetting

[ʌpˈsetɪŋ] ADJ (= distressing) [experience, incident] → terrible; [image] → sobrecogedor; (= saddening) → triste; (= offending) [language, remark] → ofensivo; (= annoying) → fastidioso, molesto
the whole incident was very upsetting for metodo el incidente me afectó or disgustó mucho
it is upsetting for him to talk about itlo pasa mal or se pone mal al hablar de ello
parts of the film may be upsetting to some viewersalgunas partes de la película pueden resultarles sobrecogedoras a algunos espectadores

upsetting

[ʌpˈsɛtɪŋ] adj
(= distressing) → pénible (= sad) → triste
(= annoying) → vexant(e)

upsetting

adj (= saddening)traurig; (stronger) → bestürzend; (= disturbing) changesstörend; situationunangenehm, schwierig; (= offending)beleidigend, verletzend; (= annoying)ärgerlich; that must have been very upsetting for youdas war bestimmt nicht einfach für Sie; (= annoying)das muss sehr ärgerlich für Sie gewesen sein; it is upsetting (for them) to see such terrible thingses ist schlimm (für sie), so schreckliche Dinge zu sehen; she found this experience most upsettingdiese Erfahrung hat sie sehr mitgenommen (inf), → diese Erfahrung ist ihr sehr nahegegangen; the divorce/the change was very upsetting for the childdas Kind hat unter der Scheidung/dem Wechsel sehr gelitten; he mustn’t have any more upsetting experienceses darf nichts mehr passieren, was ihn aufregt; it’s upsetting to my routinedas bringt meine Routine durcheinander

upsetting

[ʌpˈsɛtɪŋ] adj (distressing) → sconvolgente; (disturbing) → scioccante
References in classic literature ?
After supper she undertook the German, and blundered through it, nearly upsetting her partner with her long skirt, and romping in a way that scandalized Laurie, who looked on and meditated a lecture.
Legree and both the drivers, in a state of furious intoxication, were singing, whooping, upsetting chairs, and making all manner of ludicrous and horrid grimaces at each other.
Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
When people who live in the country patronize public amusements, public amusements return the compliment by upsetting the family afterward for days together.
It seems to me a sort of infernal collection for the upsetting of people's ideas," said Erskine.
cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.
Old Sea Catch, his father, saw him tearing past, hauling the grizzled old seals about as though they had been halibut, and upsetting the young bachelors in all directions; and Sea Catch gave a roar and shouted: "He may be a fool, but he is the best fighter on the beaches
AND tried to put his foot upon Peter, who jumped out of a window, upsetting three plants.
Mademoiselle had been forced to leave the church and return home; and her sudden departure, upsetting the chairs, made people suppose a catastrophe had happened.
And as for being frightened--you are upsetting yourself about nothing, for nothing will come of it.
He kept on his way at the same rate, heedless about upsetting those whom he met on the road.
At last the conversation turned jestingly upon the upsetting of the shelf.