Upsetting Up*set"ting, a. 1. Conceited; assuming; as, an upsetting fellow. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

2. such as to disturb the self-possession of; unnerving; causing mental distress; as, the sight was an upsetting experience. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • upsetting — index oppressive, unsatisfactory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • upsetting — adj. 1) upsetting to (recent events have been very upsetting to us) 2) upsetting to + inf. (it was upsetting to learn of their attitude) * * * upsetting to + inf. (it was upsetting to learn of their attitude) upsetting to (recent events have been …   Combinatory dictionary

  • upsetting — upset ► VERB (upsetting; past and past part. upset) 1) make unhappy, disappointed, or worried. 2) knock over. 3) disrupt or disturb. ► NOUN 1) a state of being upset. 2) an unexpected re …   English terms dictionary

  • upsetting — /up set ing/, adj. tending to disturb or upset: an upsetting experience. [1870 75; UPSET + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • upsetting — 1. noun The action of the verb to upset. 2. adjective That causes or cause upset. He found taking his cat to the vet to be put down very upsetting …   Wiktionary

  • upsetting — up|set|ting [ ʌp setıŋ ] adjective making you feel sad, worried, or angry: Don t you see how upsetting that is to him? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upsetting — UK [ʌpˈsetɪŋ] / US adjective making you feel sad, worried, or angry Don t you see how upsetting that is to him? …   English dictionary

  • upsetting — adjective causing an emotional disturbance his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly Herb Caen an upsetting experience • Syn: ↑disconcerting • Similar to: ↑displeasing …   Useful english dictionary

  • upsetting — Synonyms and related words: agitating, annoying, baffling, bewildering, bothering, bothersome, breathtaking, chafing, charged, cliff hanging, confounding, confusing, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, disquieting, distracting, distressful,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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