[ US /əpˈsɛtɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʌpsˈɛtɪŋ/ ]
  1. causing an emotional disturbance
    his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly
    an upsetting experience
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How To Use upsetting In A Sentence

  • He seems intent on upsetting everyone in the room!
  • An odd hairy quadruped is upsetting residents of Scott Town, Jamaica, again. Archive 2008-06-01
  • Yet, going to their house could be mildly upsetting.
  • New hardware, software, networking gear, and wireless devices are being woven together by the connective power of the Internet into a potent, upsetting force.
  • Instead of blaming her for upsetting the family, take a more constructive approach. The Sun
  • Any hopes Wasps had of upsetting that plan were dashed by an England flyhalf almost forgotten in the blitz of publicity surrounding their own. The Sun
  • It was a cot death and was very upsetting for the whole family. The Sun
  • One is the diplomatic sensitivity about upsetting Japan after the worst earthquake and tsunami in its history. Times, Sunday Times
  • Threatening to withhold sacraments to punish people for their political leanings is upsetting to people in many different faiths. Bishop Raymond Burke Crosses Political Line
  • Pamela Stephenson is upsetting the apple cart with her war against harmful pesticides in our food.
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