Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being upset (overturned).
  • adj. Capable of being upset (distressed, made unhappy).

Etymologies

upset +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our original intention was to take Schillingschen's patent, wind-proof, non-upsettable camp lantern to find the way with and keep wild beasts at bay; but just as Will went toward the tent to fetch it (Fred's back was turned, over on the far side where he was seeing to the camp-fires) we both at once caught sight of Coutlass creeping on hands and knees along a shadow.

    The Ivory Trail

  • Boise State easily continued its jihad against the BCS, beating Bowling Green 49-14 and remaining undefeated, just lying in wait to serve as rhetorical widget against the current system at the end of the season and convenient upset-er of upsettable teams in bowl season.

    SBNation.com - All Posts

  • All I had had to do was to stroll down the path bordering the river, run my eye over a group of boats lying side by side like a school of trout with their noses up-stream, pick out the widest, flattest, and least upsettable craft in the fleet, decorate it with a pair of Turkey-red cushions from a pile in the boathouse, and a short mattress, also Turkey-red -- a good thing at luncheon-hour for a tired back is a mattress -- slip the key of the padlock of the mooring-chain in my pocket and stroll back again.

    The Under Dog

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