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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing an emotional disturbance;
- Example: "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen
- Example: "an upsetting experience"
[syn: disconcerting, upsetting]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

upsetting adj 1: causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience" [syn: disconcerting, upsetting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "upsetting": agitating, annoying, baffling, bewildering, bothering, bothersome, breathtaking, chafing, charged, cliff-hanging, confounding, confusing, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, disquieting, distracting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, electric, embarrassing, enigmatic, exciting, exhilarating, fretting, galvanic, harassing, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, impressive, inflammatory, intoxicating, intricate, jarring, jolting, maddening, mind-blowing, moving, mysterious, mystifying, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, perplexing, perturbing, piquant, plaguing, problematic, provocative, provoking, puzzling, ravishing, soul-stirring, spirit-stirring, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling, thrilling, thrilly, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, unsettling, worrisome, worrying