From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishupsetup‧set1 /ˌʌpˈset◂/ ●●●S2 adjective1[not before noun]UPSETunhappy and worried because something unpleasant or disappointing has happenedupset by/about/at etcShe was deeply upset about the way her father treated her.upset thatDebbie was upset that he didn’t spend more time with her.2 →be upset with somebody3 →upset stomachTHESAURUSupset [not before noun] unhappy and worried because something unpleasant or disappointing has happenedMiss Hurley is too upset to speak to anyone at the moment.She’s still deeply upset about her uncle’s death.He’s upset that he didn’t get an invitation to their wedding.hurtupset and shocked because someone has been unkind to you, especially someone that you trusted and thought was a friendBill felt deeply hurt when he realized she had lied to him.Gretta was really hurt that none of her friends came to visit her in the hospital.Jackson was said to be ‘deeply hurt’ by the newspaper reports about him.He had a hurt expression on his face.distressed very upsetPriests have been counselling distressed relatives of the victims.She was visibly distressed after hearing of her husband’s accident.Matilda was too distressed to speak.distraught written so upset and worried that you are unable to do normal things, and nothing can make you feel calmBenson was so distraught over the breakup of his marriage that he felt like committing suicide.The distraught parents of the missing baby have made a public appeal for her return.in a (terrible) state British English informal so upset that you cannot stop cryingShe called me one night in a terrible state, saying she wanted to die.I could see that she was in a bit of a state.be worked up informal to be very upset or angry, so that you think things are worse than they really areI was too worked up to sleep.It’s not worth getting worked up about. Anyone can make a mistake.
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upset• Orton wrote to Williams hoping he wasn't too upset.• She had already started to retreat into eating when she felt upset.• Snowy said she didn't mind, but Jane still felt upset.• The monster after committing this atrocity felt upset.• We'd better not tell Mum about what's happened. She'll only get upset.• Liz is very upset about her uncle's death.• She's still upset about her uncle's death.• Now Snyde's about to take over the control of copying and the Copy Master is upset about it.• Don't be upset. I'm sure she didn't mean to be unkind.• The organizers were upset that so few people visited the exhibition.• "What's the matter with Rod?" "I think he's still upset that we forgot his birthday."• Miss Hurley is too upset to speak to anyone at the moment.• Evidence of identification was given by the collegechaplain who said he was too upset to talk about the death.• The children were very upset when we told them that we wouldn't be going to Disneyland.upset that• The proposedlaw would upset thatbalance in favor of propertyowners.• He was upset that Barclays tried to check his credit-standing without telling him.• The delay made Ledyard so upset that he became sick to his stomach.• She is upset that her currentdoctor won't fill out the forms for her referral until he knows her better.• I had learned that a dear friend was dying and was so upset that I was having troublesleeping.• Marcy was upset that she was invited.• He seemed genuinely upset that the boy had been killed.• The 5,000 mostly Catholicvillagers are upset that the changes they have made are not appreciated.• I am upset that these pointless matters turn our conversationsnegative.upsetup‧set2 /ʌpˈset/ ●●●S2 verb (past tense and past participle upset, present participle upsetting) [transitive]1make somebody unhappyUPSET to make someone feel unhappy or worriedDon’t do anything that would upset him.it upsets somebody that/when/to doIt upsets me to see you cry.2change somethingDISTURB to change a plan or situation in a way that causes problemsThe chemicals upset the balance of the environment.3make something fallFALL to push something over without intending toHe upset a bowl of soup.4defeat to defeat an opponent who is considered to be much better than youJones upset the 40th-ranked American, Cunningham.5 →upset the apple cart6 →upset your stomach —upsetting adjective→ See Verb table