Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Assuming; conceited; uppish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Scot. Conceited; assuming.
- adj. such as to disturb the self-possession of; unnerving; causing mental distress.
- adj. causing an emotional disturbance
“To end the Gospel on such a resounding note of failure is very upsetting from a modern perspective.”
“Ideally, he should make an effort to understand your distress, acknowledge the role he has played in upsetting you and ask you to forgive him.”
“With Cribbs unable to operate the wildcat set the Browns used effectively in upsetting the Steelers 13-6 in December, Cleveland's offense took on a more predictable and easier-to-defend look.”
“But seeing that the airport did have urinals, I decided to pass on the sand dunes – there was no point in upsetting security – and I quickly found my relief.”
“We also succeeded in upsetting an awful lot of people.”
“As we breathe in, we bring into ourselves that which is difficult, problematic and upsetting from the other person -- everything we wish we could get rid of.”
“I used to find it easier to read difficult (as in upsetting, disturbing) books when I was teaching them, as I had an inbuilt defence mechanism through the intellect.”
“A lot of artists are cheeky trouble makers that delight in upsetting people that like their todays and tomorrows to be the same.”
“I'm interested in upsetting that particular apple cart, and am edified by the responses I get.”
“There is no point in upsetting the blogger (who, in my opinion, should have deleted the comment in any case).”
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