Synonym of upset

Adjective

Feeling angry, distressed or unhappy
troubled worried distressed disturbed dismayed bothered hurt shaken agitated disconcerted disquieted perturbed ruffled anxious confused discomposed distraught grieved unsettled choked discountenanced gutted sad alarmed flustered frightened inconvenienced irked irritated saddened unhappy unnerved uptight vexed aflutter angered annoyed antsy atwitter disappointed dithery edgy frantic fretted insecure nervous nervy offended queasy queazy rattled tense uneasy hassled jittery jumpy low muddled overwrought shocked thrown unglued unquiet apprehensive blue goosey hinky unzipped verklempt wounded amazed cut up hung up ill at ease in disorder put out broken up bummed out come apart psyched out shook up all torn up at sixes and sevens het up in a tizzy miserable on edge restless concerned twitchy fidgety disconsolate worked up depressed keyed up hysterical despondent dejected wired sorrowful fearful in a state inconsolable stressed heartbroken downcast melancholy down mournful scared forlorn anguished downhearted desolate stressy excited glum disheartened woebegone crestfallen fretful devastated emotional doleful heartsick dispirited on tenterhooks on pins and needles broken-hearted wretched afraid shaky discouraged brokenhearted spooked gloomy discombobulated crushed grief-stricken low-spirited strung out dolorous melancholic distracted despairing heavyhearted cast down uncomfortable joyless tearful overstrung panicky cheerless down in the dumps woeful restive hyper heartsore in a flap tormented heavy-hearted overcome grieving morose down in the mouth beside oneself fazed horrified strained weeping toey sorry in a panic overwhelmed dismal demoralized highly strung wound up frenzied afflicted droopy harassed strung up desperate pained in a stew neurotic weepy rueful demoralised flurried adrenalized hangdog traumatized hot and bothered windy excitable aghast teary affected discomfited bugged terrified traumatised having kittens in a tizz timorous all of a dither wailing in tears high-strung trembling bad hysteric angsty timid pessimistic spooky squirrelly bereaved panic-stricken in the dumps sullen in a state of agitation sombre somber stressed out in a cold sweat sensitive wistful fraught startled daunted angry displeased like a cat on a hot tin roof moody wrought up worried sick bundle of nerves oppressed irritable hesitant skittish in a state of nerves uncertain in a twitter aroused in a sweat suffering embarrassed disillusioned sorrowing all of a lather febrile self-conscious in pain agonized shattered sobbing crying disenchanted touchy nonplussed tristful broken like a cat on hot bricks overexcited down-hearted unstable hopeless lugubrious agonised hurting shaking abashed mortified raving chap-fallen miffed intimidated crazed moved chagrined crazy a bundle of nerves sniveling howling unbalanced shook shy spiritless taut in a twit unsure distrait lachrymose hectic in low spirits blubbering mourning snivelling bitter heated overactive brittle lamenting tortured regretful plagued blubbing unrelaxed irrational peevish irascible shot down delirious quaking perplexed aggrieved dissatisfied let down in grief in doldrums beside yourself wrought-up overanxious shivery frustrated terrorized mousy suspicious under stress heavy with grief inhibited petrified affrighted pining unrestful listless fed up cowed lonely frozen bawling stunned nervous wreck horror-struck clutched terror-stricken weighed down in a flat spin beaten comfortless defeatist worked-up insane bricking oneself weary saturnine bleak repulsed exercised terrorised gray grey like a fish out of water cross in despair taken aback scared stiff appalled wrecked disgruntled vanquished worsted all of a doodah discontented in the pits at the end of your tether in a blue funk with one's heart in one's mouth flighty dragged ripped awkward careful fretting whimpering dolesome spasmodic grumpy feverish hyperactive bewailing bemoaning testy tetchy up the wall unstrung irresolute querulous lamentable beset riled basket case harrowed crotchety fluttery angst-ridden wavering retiring in a dither provoked captious crabbed sick hot under the collar panicked shrinking out of sorts flummoxed in suspense bad-tempered short-tempered aching greeting low in spirits angstful out of place impatient solicitous overcome with sorrow doubtful fuddled bleeding under a strain scary turbulent worried stiff chapfallen in a spin ill-tempered wreck sick at heart larmoyant all of a flutter fevered white-knuckled mad under pressure unsteady a wreck morbid unpeaceful floored swivel-eyed pressured crabby down in dumps critical cowardly quivering frazzled oversensitive taken down tragic close to tears faint-hearted triste resigned black funereal elegiacal elegiac chicken crummy shot to pieces yellow languid sulky negative out of your mind destroyed in pieces sunk on the verge of tears cast-down down and out languorous as sick as a parrot in awe shaking in one's shoes knocked for six out of one's mind with butterflies in one's stomach have cold feet with one's stomach in knots shell-shocked running scared scared to death long-suffering sick as a parrot in shock thwarted uncontrolled infuriated exasperated battered jolted twittering trepidatious burned sore contused undone indecisive tentative skittery overemotional weak peeved injured damaged dithering vacillating remorseful intense flushed histrionic choked up unconsolable fussy aquiver swithering deploring heavy plaintive funeral plangent impaired unreluctant prostrated bummed-out afire hyped-up atingle hyperexcited easily agitated easily frightened caught up asea nostalgic bashful gauche faltering unnatural heart-sick lovesick exacerbated puzzled aggravated pestered harried blushing falling apart bruised subjugated overpowered physically conquered overpowered trounced routed panic-struck suicidal disorderly in a bad way watchful in distress creepy frisky dreading prickly emotive moving shot chafed galled juiced up zipped up hot hot-tempered snappy temperamental chippy quick-tempered cheesed off strung-up hag-ridden haunted distrustful a basket case sweating bullets unconfident complaining put out of countenance white knuckled wild wrung palpitant in anguish biting one's nails butterflies in stomach emotionally charged persecuted mawkish teary-eyed maudlin fractious petulant diffident in turmoil all nerves having butterflies in the stomach funky fearsome blanched tied up in knots emo grim yearning hankering missing longing for home inflamed addled unscrewed deranged nuts cynical strabilious no-win can't win not a prayer at end of one's rope in the soup with tears in one's eyes lonesome careworn self-doubting unassertive self-effacing hapless pensive down in mouth bewildered dazed confounded on the qui vive bereft cowering stirred up flapping consumed berserk compulsive manic obsessive pusillanimous hurried changeable itchy roving sleepless bustling active transient unruly wandering intermittent fidgeting inconstant footloose fitful nomadic lacking confidence unforthcoming meek torn up in the toilet on a downer low-down disgusted very upset racked with suffering racked with pain withdrawn afeared pressurized pressurised helpless cautious strict conventional scared out of one's wits alarmed at in a funk shaking like a leaf scared witless terror-struck feart apprehensive about intimidated by frightened out of one's wits in a fluster horror-stricken having cold feet frit tearing one's hair out like a chicken with its head cut off unhinged demented not self-assured lacking self-confidence introverted passive abject bearish downbeat ill-natured in a lather bowed down nerve-racking stressful nail-biting feeling anxious stressed-out on the rack dreary chill sunless darkening plutonian tenebrous godforsaken depressive sepulchral solemn depressing dreich murky dire drear Cimmerian tenebrific cold lorn dark cloudy phobic fixated doomed discouraging run scared sickened outraged revolted homesick emotionally defeated frenetic companionless unmitigable unfortunate cranky splenetic grumbling whining ratty lily-livered rabbity butterflies chicken-hearted numb sissy jellyfish unhealthy abnormal paranoid vague unassured questioning Delphic unpoised forbidding unwelcoming acheronian austere languished tooshie knocked sideways nerves on edge at one's wits' end carried away not knowing what to do with oneself in a frenzy out of one's wit dysphoric at sea repelled nauseated maladjusted keyed-up fired-up stirred freaked-out wound-up high hot-and-bothered strung-out worn tired spent without hope up the creek perverse faultfinding huffy mean snappish contrary ornery caviling carping old-fashioned tossing and turning on the defensive shook-up throwing a wobbly touch and go on thin ice up in the air hanging by thread very scared pushing the panic button in fear and trepidation numb with fear erratic deviant disoriented aberrant disordered obsessed steamed up flipped out psyched-out cavilling scandalized jarred hot under collar all shook up mixed-up messed-up caught off balance out of countenance in botheration thrown off balance scandalised blubbery pitiable moist pitiful wet watery unsatisfied baulked objecting balked

Adjective

Physically ill or distressed
queasy sick ill unsettled bad disordered distressed disturbed poorly nauseous nauseated queer qualmish sickish queerish squeamish dizzy woozy sickly queazy delicate mincing uncompromising hypercritical sick to one's stomach prim shaky captious vertiginous disgusted easily upset annoyed hysterical puritanical easily offended cowardly exacting unwell bilious seasick crook carsick trainsick travel-sick airsick peaky uncomfortable liverish groggy awful giddy lousy terrible rotten rough funny off peculiar dreadful peakish indisposed crummy restless concerned uncertain dubious unsettling odd troubling suffering from motion sickness off colour rocky doubtful pukish fidgety out of sorts suffering from altitude sickness sick as a dog green around gills green about the gills under the weather grotty seedy ropy wabbit not oneself below par peaked run down not up to par washed out ailing peely-wally unhealthy faint not well under par run-down weak not very well infirm lightheaded down light-headed sickened off-colour not in good shape not up to snuff diseased bedridden punk in poor health in a bad way green debilitated frail feeble unsound infected off-color green around the gills impaired barfy laid-up like death warmed up afflicted mean invalided feverish valetudinarian iffy reeling bummed laid up on the sick list green at the gills about to throw up pale at death's door wobbly invalid hospitalized incurable suffering dazed under medication rickety broken down unsteady hospitalised hazy whirling tipsy sick as dog off balance punch-drunk not a hundred percent laid low motion sick slightly unwell nauseatic unfit fatigued tired not up to the mark horrible not so hot imperfect confined tottering defective declining travelsick ugly unsightly chunderous ropey ghastly qualmy failing low poor paltry lame not yourself uneasy off form miserable throwing up vomiting blah off one's feed pallid pasty pasty-faced drained haggard achy hypochondriacal in pain decrepit ashen whey-faced gray colourless bloodless ashy grey ashen-faced anaemic corpse-like cadaverous sallow ill-looking not feeling well wan pinched the worse for wear deathly pale off-balance unbalanced unstable volatile swooning light ditzy suffering from radiation sickness sickly-looking drawn emaciated etiolated thin peelie-wally grim anemic as white as a ghost as white as a sheet colorless strange in poor shape running temperature on sick list a wreck got the bug feeling terrible feeling awful off one's feet feeling rotten confused muzzy swimmy aswoon puzzled punchy gaga dopey muddled not with it weak-kneed weak in the knees slap-happy seeing stars

Adjective

Annoyed, frustrated, or worried
vexed annoyed irritated exasperated bothered aggravated irked angry nettled troubled worried displeased distressed furious incensed inflamed irate peeved put out agitated choleric cross enraged fuming harassed infuriated maddened piqued wrathful hot-tempered huffy ill-humored ill-humoured miffed testy confused disgruntled dissatisfied fed up fretted frustrated perturbed resentful riled disturbed flustered harried narked provoked tormented afflicted in a huff in a temper in high dudgeon mad miffy perplexed ruffled eggy galled in a bad mood scunnered sore steamed teed off vex brassed off browned off cheesed off hoha ireful peed off snuffy tooshie wrath hacked off ticked off foaming at the mouth hot under the collar not best pleased out of countenance aggrieved offended indignant affronted angered hurt outraged discontented livid bent out of shape steamed up pained apoplectic shirty stung unhappy steaming rankled ticked ballistic wroth roiled rabid hopping mad ropeable fit to be tied injured boiling enflamed crook worked up up in arms in a lather foaming hot infuriate hopping riley snaky insulted soreheaded horn-mad wounded on the warpath as cross as two sticks seething aerated disappointed malcontent beside oneself in a frenzy discontent chagrined unsatisfied slighted wild waxy irritable choked impatient anguished surly in a paddy grumpy in a bate going crook in a pet in a fume blue in the face bitter ratty crabby grieved bugged disgusted raging stroppy chafed sulky antagonized frenzied incandescent very angry bad-tempered ill-tempered raving ranting seeing red needled antagonised hot and bothered wound up off the air beside yourself snappy grouchy querulous rattled irascible discouraged touchy fretful embittered sullen acrimonious prickly splenetic humiliated reproachful anxious heated disrespected dishonored grieving unpleased hassled short-tempered ungratified quick-tempered out of humour excited unfulfilled out of sorts frantic dirty unglued filthy salty hacked out of joint antagonistic hostile dishonoured gnashing one's teeth dark burned up pushed too far at daggers drawn raging mad up the wall with all guns blazing bummed out boiling mad in a filthy temper goaded defiant snitty disconcerted nervous concerned tense impassioned disheartened snubbed hateful overexcited burning with excitement het up crabbed defeated scornful p.o.'d complaining rousted roused unsated disapproving of wronged disaffected sour dogged uptight buffaloed scandalized storming spare scandalised passionate shocked harmed rancorous raving mad miserable envious umbrageous in a rage at boiling point all steamed up overcome with anger rubbed the wrong way blown a gasket at end of one's rope beside yourself with rage ill-used woeful saddened hung up carrying a chip on your shoulder restless undermined oppressed victimised depressed persecuted victimized desperate insane full-on corybantic all-out demented crazed uncompromising breakneck maniac irrational energetic bent unreasonable concerted extremely angry smoking manic overheated picky blue griping malcontented kvetching grumbling disquieted disgraced shamed hard done by acrid weighty hard annoying distressing sick and tired sick to death cut to the quick fed up to the teeth ridiculed libeled vilified defamed cursed reviled slandered mocked with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth petulant churlish disagreeable peevish fractious tetchy snappish crotchety waspish cantankerous captious libelled dyspeptic pettish narky fiery cranky snippy snarky snippety perverse short liverish raspy stuffy crusty jumpy faultfinding mardy cavilling caviling out of humor berserk violent fierce crazy frenetic delirious deranged aggressive distraught hysterical out of control keyed up freaked out belligerent unfriendly malevolent vitriolic malignant vindictive maniacal malicious ferocious feverish intense spiteful overwrought malign panic-stricken fraught militant venomous hectic weird zonkers unzipped in a tizzy wired hyper unscrewed weirded out spazzed out flipped out shook up wigged out in a stew at wits' end animated blazing flaming fervent infected black unhinged vicious uncharitable rude blazing mad flaming mad combative uncontrolled inhospitable bellicose confrontational pugnacious inconsiderate crackers nutty vehement fevered catty uncongenial unsympathetic poisonous enthusiastic swivel-eyed berko distracted chippy unkind abusive unsociable scrappy foul ardent hurtful joyless rampant in a towering rage viperous uncontrollable in a state mean-spirited ill-natured evil-minded sombre somber in an uproar madding good and mad mad as hell scalding steamy piping airborne air-to-air flying ballistical surface-to-air ready to be tied radge mean very upset rage in a wax obnoxious rotten stimulated aroused red swollen as black as thunder wretched cruel vile wounding raw eager chafing septic reddened fervid fizzing festered itching smarting tender stinging burning itchy angry-looking painful ablaze menacing blustering powerful rough puffed up sensitive festering impetuous excitable forceful threatening very excited doing your nut boiling over going ape blistered burnt scalded bloodshot hot-headed evil wicked throwing a fit blowing one's top blowing a gasket ranting and raving maleficent baleful bad mad as a hornet glowering louring moody malefic fanatical extreme ornery evil-intentioned hate-filled peckish curmudgeonly intolerant extremist bigoted unpleasant over-enthusiastic overzealous diehard biased prejudiced one-sided zealous partisan illiberal gung-ho on a short fuse short-fused panicky intemperate narrow-minded perfervid panic-struck dedicated overboard sick naked poisoned mad-dog ultraist diseased sizzling bitten unwell obsessed virulent flipped ill keen distrait hysteric last-minute in a flap having kittens in a tizz in a cold sweat at your wits' end in a flat spin at the end of your tether unbalanced lunatic psychotic certifiable cuckoo batty loony mental bonkers screwy nuts gaga wacko loco barmy unstable sectionable psychopathic cracked bats loopy meshuga touched bananas barking dippy dotty buggy nutso bushed nutsy squirrelly porangi schizoid yarra gibbering phrenetic mentally ill of unsound mind not right upstairs nutty as a fruitcake not quite right in the head not all there have kangaroos in the top paddock mad as a hatter away with the fairies have bats in the belfry round the bend non compos mentis stark mad as daft as a brush not together stark staring mad not the full shilling mad as a March hare round the twist barking mad not in one's right mind have a screw loose up the pole not right in the head stark raving mad off the wall sick in the head

Adjective

Feeling confused mentally
befuddled bewildered confused muddled dazed disorientated perplexed addled stupefied dizzy groggy baffled dopey fuddled puzzled discombobulated disorganised disorganized dumbfounded fazed foggy muzzy woozy addle addlepated bamboozled bedevilled bedeviled befogged bemused benumbed bushed confounded disoriented distracted dopy flummoxed fogged fuzzy muddleheaded stumped stunned nonplussed raddled silly slaphappy vague wooly woolly zonked numb numbed spaced spacey spacy punch-drunk all at sea at sea mixed up mixed-up shell-shocked spaced-out taken aback woolly-headed zonked-out not with it thrown off balance at sixes and sevens not knowing if you are coming or going punchy disturbed giddy light-headed faint vertiginous staggering shaky wobbly pixillated pixilated unsteady dazzled reeling swimming gaga lightheaded light weak-kneed slap-happy staggered blind hazy dumb tipsy blinded off balance out of control weak in the knees tottering weak off-balance teetering maladjusted distraught with rubbery legs lost disconcerted flustered weak at the knees with legs like jelly come apart out to lunch whirling swimmy aswoon mystified out of it at a loss surprised thrown floored mazed clueless troubled astounded astonished wildered speechless startled discomposed shaken flabbergasted beaten rattled dismayed stupid addlebrained overwhelmed uncertain absent-minded overcome discomfited unnerved clouded dumbstruck shocked shaken up uncomprehending cloudy blurry foxed breathless aghast hard-pressed preoccupied unhinged unbalanced woolly-minded demented insensible worried drugged engrossed deranged unglued frozen inattentive hard put bleary vexed senile agog blank gobsmacked blown away dreamy gone bowled over in a dither confusional shook up fouled up muddle-headed addle-brained spaced out embarrassed eccentric nonplused discountenanced misty shadowy blurred sailing adrift drowsy senseless trippy intoxicated frustrated half-asleep cold stuporous foolish daft puckish touched impish prankish capricious whimsical pixyish awed agape simple thunderstruck shook nonsensical dozy slow swaying sleepy tired delirious stymied drunken unfeeling balled up stuck awe-struck irrational unsound in a state of confusion in a muddle turbid insensitive psychotic unstable crazy unsettled out-of-joint amazed asea whacko had their heads messed with besotted paralyzed deadened unresponsive paralysed in a stupor with Alzheimer's disease doubtful confusticated got caused to be at a stand gravelled beat graveled buffaloed thrown off at your wits' end uncertain which way to turn brought to a standstill awestruck wonderstruck dead torpid asleep abstracted glassy-eyed shot to pieces screwy unscrewed made to scratch their head absent diverted agitated anaesthetized immobilized not knowing if one is coming or going distrait anesthetized immobilised wooden distant faraway absorbed ruffled absentminded pestered harassed tormented hassled sidetracked unfocused miles away in a flap driven to distraction

Adjective

Embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
ashamed guilty sorry shamefaced distressed embarrassed sheepish abashed chagrined humiliated mortified remorseful conscience-stricken discomfited red-faced contrite humbled penitent regretful repentant shy apologetic blushing flustered guilt-ridden hangdog rueful self-conscious uncomfortable bashful compunctious crestfallen prudish shamed discountenanced debased demeaned deterred disconcerted distraught humble meek muddled reserved restrained stammering stuttering submissive in sackcloth and ashes blush to think of disgraced discredited insignificant diminished small stupid disparaged tarred and feathered shunned dishonoured dishonored degraded foolish crushed whipped reviled chastised disdained derided shown up scorned low deflated mocked inferior condemned in disgrace fallen chastened castigated belittled self-reproachful full of regret attritional sorrowful penitential mournful awkward abject flushed sad atoning self-condemnatory cheap afraid with one's tail between one's legs propitiatory supplicating self-incriminating bad on one's knees disturbed troubled hot and bothered sweating abased cheapened awful terrible repenting rotten stigmatized modest timid coy self-accusing disappointed stigmatised reddening flushing repining deprecatory put to shame woeful melancholy made to eat humble pie put down conciliatory explanatory expiatory self-effacing diffident unsettled thrown uneasy dismal turning red blushful discomposed plaintive lugubrious woebegone grievous pitiful doleful nervous pitiable deplorable put out of countenance shown-up ill at ease caught with egg on your face not know where to put yourself with egg on one's face wishing the earth would swallow one up

Adjective

Not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one's own
intolerant bigoted narrow-minded prejudiced illiberal small-minded dogmatic narrow blinkered one-sided biased inflexible insular parochial provincial racist unsympathetic chauvinistic dictatorial fanatical partial partisan rigid uncompromising unfair unforgiving xenophobic discriminatory racialist sectarian uncharitable unjust antipathetic averse contemptuous disdainful fractious hateful indignant individualistic irate irritable jaundiced obdurate outraged short-fuse snappy stuffy tilted unforbearing unindulgent unwilling waspish worked-up hidebound petty chauvinist small myopic closed-minded limited Lilliputian small-town picayune sexist inward-looking close-minded restricted localist parish-pump conservative distorted little warped jerkwater anti-Semitic short-sighted opinionated reactionary parti pris petty-minded diehard conventional anti-gay homophobic heterosexist weighted dyed-in-the-wool entrenched blimpish claustral closed puritanical doctrinaire jingoistic inequitable discriminating nationalistic slanted prejudicial selfish mean coloured obstinate grudging pigheaded colored blind twisted strait-laced moralistic prim prudish priggish starchy prissy nationalist shockable ethnocentric isolationist influenced ungenerous predisposed loaded unsophisticated preferential non-objective preconceived ageist disablist prepossessed set invidious tendentious extreme classist sceptical base sectional local skeptical deaf unpersuadable resistant stubborn shortsighted puritan borné inexorable swayed subjective embittered skewed unimaginative introverted favouring racially prejudiced racially discriminatory ethnocentrist shallow regional hick factional circumscribed ignoble racially bigoted jingo set in one's ways contracted secluded sequestered confined separated clannish cliquish favoring flag-waving nasty vulgar schismatic jingoist superpatriotic exclusive extremist fanatic denominational suburban woman-hating anti-feminist excessively nationalistic excessively patriotic misogynist discriminational uninformed male chauvinist differential discriminate upcountry corn-fed excludent homespun rude unpolished outmoded pastoral bucolic simple homegrown unfashionable unobjective male supremacist religious nonconforming dissident nonconformist splinter conditioned resentful discriminative fattist cynical bitter jealous inclined presupposing intransigent leaning ultra-conservative envious suspicious fundamentalist unenlightened authoritarian tight sordid strict despotic undemocratic parsimonious miserly stingy alt-right anti-democratic oppressive repressive tightfisted totalitarian disenchanted soured disillusioned hostile pessimistic close-fisted draconian fascist tyrannical distrustful disappointed misanthropic green-eyed covetous unenlarged proscriptive greedy antiliberal penny-pinching spiteful yellow unenthusiastic unindifferent tainted jaded opprobrious disapproving unequal iniquitous unwarranted unprincipled undue dishonorable unbalanced dishonest unlawful discreditable uneven devious improper fraudulent unethical cheating arbitrary bad blameworthy culpable unrightful immoral deceitful dishonourable inexcusable vicious cruel injurious shameful false low vile wrongful wrong criminal grievous wicked shameless uncalled-for

Verb

To disturb mentally or emotionally
distress disturb bother dismay trouble agitate disquiet perturb worry alarm discompose disconcert unsettle fluster ruffle unnerve grieve discountenance displease hassle anger frighten hurt inconvenience offend shake throw annoy bug discomfort fret harass irk irritate pester plague torment vex ail disappoint peeve rattle afflict concern derail discombobulate faze frazzle fuss indispose miff nark psych spook unhinge wound alarum bewilder confound cramp craze debilitate distemper distract flip floor flurry hagride incapacitate pother sadden sicken turn undo egg on fire up flip out freak out get at get to pick on stir up tick off wind up bum out get across get someone hack off key up lay up make waves turn on weird out give someone grief make a scene rock the boat throw off balance give a hard time hurt somebody's feelings get on someone's wick provoke exasperate gall aggravate rile nettle pique needle perplex pain confuse discomfit chafe put out exercise shock depress get mortify persecute infuriate frustrate outrage burn up rankle embarrass ride gravel grate affront oppress rasp dishearten discourage daunt incense rub up the wrong way abash madden disgust disgruntle nonplus aggrieve harry demoralize try spite crush eat put off scare dispirit nag shake up frost chagrin give someone the hump enrage burden demoralise bedevil horrify gripe insult sting puzzle inflame agonize take aback itch startle exacerbate beset roil antagonize drive up the wall appall tease harrow appal make uneasy goad agonise torture devastate hump stress hack you off badger antagonise get on your nerves gnaw at deject traumatize make anxious muddle injure nauseate discommode stun panic repel knock for six weigh down excite cast down surprise dumbfound rark intimidate traumatise cut to the quick affect turn off put someone off their stroke terrify work up knock sideways strain revolt derange disoblige flummox molest rankle with disorder niggle overwhelm chill cow rub the wrong way hound addle baffle dissatisfy make someone see red incommode haunt drive mad psych out grate on desolate cause suffering to disrupt rack terrorize repulse move unman amaze drive crazy astound tee off mix up mystify make nervous fuddle affright beleaguer make miserable petrify daze overcome slight humiliate terrorise gnaw get your goat jolt drive to distraction rouse stir browbeat awe sap get in someone's hair shatter jar put down knock the stuffing out of gross out pursue astonish get on someone's nerves stagger disorient drive round the bend stupefy mither get in your hair befuddle throw off disarrange set someone back on their heels muddy tax make uncomfortable eat at foul up lie heavy on embitter cause offense deter make unhappy shame put into a flap throw into a tizz put your back up bowl over get your back up make angry subdue curse get under one's skin get on your wick get one's goat anguish excruciate ire enflame mad dash scandalize buffalo stew get on one's nerves disorganize be on your back dampen raise someone's hackles get someone's back up be repugnant to ruffle someone's feathers make someone's hackles rise disillusion weary break steam up abrade sour make wretched enervate abase cause anguish to bamboozle consternate be offensive give offence to jumble taunt mess up disenchant scandalise bring down put out of countenance hector make sad scarify fright T-off bustle overpower let down cause someone to lose their composure eat away at get under your skin reluct burn dog put the wind up hang up drive round the twist put someone's nose out of joint put someone's back up make someone scratch their head unbalance besiege make someone's blood boil incite pressurize fear scare to death get under someone's skin get up someone's nose scare the bejesus out of get someone's dander up martyr put on the spot tantalize sear tantalise sweat crucify tire press arouse strike interrupt weaken chivvy get across someone rock disaffect pressurise interfere disrespect diss complicate dis bully bait grind snafu cause anxiety to paralyse jar on flabbergast bemuse get down hurt someone's feelings beat rattle one's cage make cross electrify paralyze fox nag at put someone off their stride turn one off thwart beat down make your heart bleed send into a rage give a bad time cause discomfort to get your dander up drive bananas hang over disorientate get under skin put a damper on muck up give a turn make despondent make gloomy give someone a turn scare stiff weigh heavily on do someone's head in prey on someone's mind give someone the blues make sick hurry get someone down give someone the pip dump on do in cause to be at a stand break someone's heart hit where one lives try someone's patience abuse throw cold water on put in a spot rattle someone's cage pour cold water on scare the living daylights out of turn your stomach test pressure damage fidget make fretful despair disgrace zing hinder heavy alienate cavil drain quicken nudge scar chivy down stimulate preoccupy harm foul bore bite stretch dizzy catch off balance undermine push buttons intrude devil impose on cut prick demean lower enfeeble cause trouble to obsess touch meddle devitalize impede make your blood boil break the heart of stump cause anxiety prostrate reduce to tears slap galvanize dull criticize be at snub squelch possess jangle dampen spirits acerbate breathe down someone's neck maze dumfound make blue drag down be disagreeable to stop someone in their tracks estrange tangle chasten get in one's hair whelm overmaster swamp break one's heart bring one down throw into disorder humble louse up cause concern to raise your hackles thunderstrike discredit galvanise befog own be a great weight on damp screw up try one's patience snarl be a pain in the neck weigh on dishonour make self-conscious be a thorn in someone's side get up your nose try your patience wear on put into a funk cast a gloom upon criticise get your hackles up dishonor be a burden to numb be a nuisance to pose be offensive to keep on at get someone's goat go on at cheese off rub you up the wrong way bring tears to your eyes greatly upset get on somebody's nerves knock over throw into a tizzy put the wind up someone be distasteful to cause offence to stick in one's craw give trouble set one's teeth on edge fog throw a curve mess with someone's head bulldoze make it tough obfuscate snarl up keep after try the patience of make shudder be repulsive to fill with fear hurt one's feelings be on the back of be a thorn in someone's flesh get someone's hackles up get a rise out of deflate blow away snow under scare someone out of their wits make someone want to throw up make someone fed up strike dumb put somebody's nose out of joint turn one's stomach make discontented throw into a panic go to one's head make your hair stand on end strike terror into put the fear of God into make one sick get on nerves blow one's mind scare the pants off dash someone's hopes break someone's spirit put to trouble bring low take someone's breath away throw into a blue funk make someone's gorge rise fill with loathing wrong muddle up outface stare down outstare put off balance heat stand up to unquiet frenzy make restless cause disquiet to put on edge tear apart flutter stress out mistake hustle fester discontent ferment deplore occupy ventilate examine misplease wing curdle cool sound cap be rude to importune psych someone out destabilize furbelow bluster frill wear bruise excoriate nit-pick strap push unstring tear dun be hurtful to bleed mourn cause anguish cause suffering lambaste cause sorrow exhaust send into a spin henpeck bum hack steam drive nuts dement displace rummage disarray make flip work someone up bug up cause resentment to cause annoyance to push the buttons of thrill roust destabilise push one's buttons play dirty balk sweat out throw into tizzy cut up dislocate cast a gloom on motivate absorb grab attract awake goose ignite interest pierce work on push button heat up knock props out foil baulk take by surprise put someone off arouse anxiety in throw into confusion thumb nose at lie heavy on someone's mind weigh heavy on someone's mind get in the way cause to panic mistreat heckle accost encroach obtrude chide ruffle one's feathers mess infest ask for it weigh heavily on one's mind get someone's wick impose upon knock for a loop arouse hostility in do a number on make it tough for grill grind down put to some trouble overcharge occupy someone's thoughts disengage uncouple unfasten separate unhitch disconnect detach start throw into uproar wind somebody up drive you up the wall stroke someone's hair the wrong way prey on press down on resent set someone's teeth on edge snit pet tiff huff weigh heavily on someone's mind niggle at grind at fill with consternation wring mess with push someon's buttons disaccord disharmonize discord begrudge crab grudge eat up give the business alien put upset apple cart worst inflict trauma deeply upset chill off frighten to death frighten the living daylights out of be suppress subjugate stifle rile up make one's heart bleed bring tears to one's eyes dampen someone's spirit make awkward make ashamed show up carp hit hard be on one's case disarm tire out wear out confront dispraise slander catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares spring something on throw a curveball rub one the wrong way cause to lose your bearings find fault with envenom make turbid suffer be unwell weigh be a burden on knock the stuffing out of someone cross put someone out get even cramp style quibble smother diminish give a zinger give the cold shoulder wilder dash hopes surprize break in put off his or her stride make someone laugh on the other side of their face make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth take the wind out of someone's sails nitpick disadvantage make demands on make severe demands on put a strain on make fed up make your gorge rise make someone feel nauseous pull the rug from under tear to pieces work into lather set one off dish out dish it out set on give it to stick it to take a rise out of make blood boil upset the apple cart slur be indisposed be crook flap poison drive insane dash the hopes of have had enough become bored exhaust someone's patience grate at lose patience muss snow intrude upon disempower uncalm pull the rug out from under take over drive you crazy hurt the feelings of deaden defeat extinguish curb quell catch one short bend someone's ear muck put out of action hit like a ton of bricks hit bring around set thinking make punchy intoxicate bring up short inebriate stymie be ill be weak be sick feel pain be agitated scare silly make jump carp at umbrage shatter the illusions of burst one's bubble dampen the spirits of blow out unzip send up make a monkey of disparage unglue put in a hole take steam out cripple blow up take apart make one's hackles rise take pains hit a sour note get on someone's case clutter mess with one's head make someone's head spin be all Greek to set someone thinking ball up knock out be in a tizzy be worried squick drive you to distraction make livid cause someone difficulty discommodate labour over take control of threaten menace set back be in a flap be wrong with be in pain feel unwell impress send over the edge raise someone's eyebrows bear down on damp down be in a stew get worked up get in a stew smite make someone's hair stand on end make your hackles rise drive you round the twist drive you round the bend shake out of your complacency hit like ton of bricks take the wind out of your sails completely surprise make someone's blood run cold make a big thing out of make a big thing of be disagreeable be an affront to give offence tread on someone's toes disunify abominate cause to feel nauseous disunite pall divide cause aversion surfeit make someone's stomach rise cloy on offend morals of wean be repulsive be the matter with be a problem to put someone to trouble botch bungle make a meal of make a mountain out of a molehill overstretch overtax tense blight make a thing of drive you off your head make you see red lean on grip dazzle spellbind give someone bother put pressure on be in someone's hair bring pressure to bear on crawl knock the wind out of drive you out of your mind make somebody's blood boil drive out of mind cast a pall over visit take turn someone off be displeasing to victimize tyrannize buffet throw into panic harsh one's mellow jaundice empoison make resentful make bitter make someone feel sick drive somebody up the wall make emotional drive scare witless disburb stiff mau-mau strong-arm coerce drag darken turn stomach make your flesh creep give you the creeps make flesh crawl make someone go out of his way freeze your blood run down crunch overextend tyrannise make things hot for someone inspire panic in strike terror in frighten out of your wits dragoon bludgeon fill with terror make it hot for someone victimise put the frighteners on worsen wreck steamroller destroy kill run circles around hit for six downgrade leave speechless sweep someone off their feet render speechless subordinate turn someone's stomach give someone goose pimples give one the creeps chill to the bone get the wind up throw into a fright scare off make your blood run cold make someone jump out of their skin make blood run cold make one's flesh creep chill someone to the marrow make teeth chatter scare someone half to death give someone the heebie-jeebies scare away curdle the blood invigorate inspire whip up cause to feel emotional strain overdo cause to feel mental strain make tense tense up put in traction push to the limit put on trial make desolate keep under acidulate make rancorous bitter venom make a mess of spur energize pump up degrade harsh someone's mellow debase bring tears to someone's eyes bear down make someone's heart bleed dampen someone's spirits entangle sink juice up enliven inspirit foment energise envigorate trigger animate enthuse liven up activize work jazz up titillate make ill belittle reduce disagree embroil cheapen silence make a fool of pop one's balloon take down bemean make someone eat humble pie pull down make someone eat crow bring down a peg cause to lose face squash cut down to size put to shame take down a peg settle someone's hash tear down make one feel small put one away put someone in their place put away smirch take down a peg or two shoot down make eat dirt force to eat humble pie demote make unwell ravel complexify complex sophisticate be sickening be unsuitable cause illness to cause problems involve make difficult be injurious to be disturbing be injurious strike down multiply twist make intricate add fuel to fire make complicated handicap render unintelligible clog interrelate fold convolute interweave make difficulties mire elaborate intricate set hurdles combine open can of worms obscure make more difficult make complex interfuse infold snag go against the grain be distasteful have an adverse effect on

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To defeat in unexpected circumstances
conquer defeat overcome overthrow beat topple rout trounce vanquish outplay thrash capsize overpower overturn own triumph over turn over win worst be victorious be victorious over get the better of floor deck subdue lick best subjugate quell master clobber tank whip drub cream drop smash total upend trash flatten prevail over knock out wipe the floor with blow out of the water quash stuff overwhelm crush murder demolish slaughter torpedo annihilate undo wallop mow down overmatch dispatch overbear whomp tan lambaste make mincemeat of win against bring someone to their knees bear down bowl over blow out pip at the post wipe out edge out KO run rings around fell level down hammer bust knock down pulverize massacre steamroll whack crucify paste pound skunk trim zap stop marmalize ruin sink take cane destroy whitewash get pommel surmount wax flog waste trample slay slam shellac edge subvert bulldoze route obliterate outrun swamp outjump outmaneuver shipwreck outmanoeuvre skin flax outflank butcher outhit decimate ambush pulverise overrun entrap put away give someone a drubbing bowl down do down get around bring to ruin take to cleaners take it all take care of tip over put paid to walk all over roll back give someone a hiding finish off knock over work over run roughshod over take to the cleaners put an end to pwn run rings round plow under pick apart turn inside out nose out win a victory over prostrate spill outfight knock off humble put in the shade blast blow away shut down shoot down take down beat up put in their place checkmate unseat push over tear down suppress repress dominate subject control break reduce pacify bury hegemonize subordinate overshadow throw prevail finish stagger immobilize shellack blank stretch dumbfound overawe immobilise gain mastery over beat down shut off roll over gain a victory over get the upper hand over take out render incapable render powerless gain control over lay one out render helpless put down surpass outdo outclass beat hollow outstrip oppress smother triumph kill excel defeat utterly grind down enslave squash devastate tyrannize extinguish check beat back stamp out end quench rule coerce force top squelch outwit rule over tyrannise curb bring to heel silence transcend crack down on exceed better thwart terminate abolish gain control of outperform frustrate rise above clamp down on bring under the yoke cut to pieces trample on hold down hold sway over outshine slap down snuff out bring to knees win a resounding victory over go one better than do better than trample underfoot snow under bring to their knees wipe off map defeat heavily defeat easily eradicate demoralise astonish demoralize render speechless muller humiliate outsmart knock for six weather survive shock stun walk over hurdle render outlive tame win over give someone a pasting foil circumvent discomfit override overmaster confound extirpate stifle knock socks off come out on top of come out on top colonize do in get rid of compel enthrall underyoke succeed over make a fool of give a hiding get one up on gain the advantage over eclipse scrunch squish put a stop to nip in the bud put the kibosh on gain ascendancy over colonise enthral cap overtop trump hold sway kick around outmatch outgun tower over overtake hose outdistance outrival knock spots off improve on reel back in keep under thumb be better than seize annex shoot ahead of occupy abuse invade maltreat persecute appropriate annexe capture take control of take over take possession of wrong ill-treat exploit scourge cow inhibit discontinue smoke keep down treat harshly halt arrest whup encumber plague overload saddle beset be cruel to ride aggrieve outrage annoy press despotize harass torture worry tyrranize torment distress harry hound strain handicap vex tax be brutal to whop whap bottle put out clamp shush spike stem interrupt dust tyrannize over bomb drive underground tromp ride roughshod over put upon pick on keep inside hold in cut off keep in sit on block out rule with a rod of iron put screws to put the squeeze on rule with an iron hand weigh heavy upon larrup put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught put the lid on shut out drive off put to flight put to rout blow out of water clean up on throw back in confusion

Verb

To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
insult offend affront annoy provoke outrage hurt aggravate slight wound dis diss disrespect mortify taunt denigrate malign slander slap humiliate tease libel defame dishonour dishonor disparage discredit abuse impugn mock calumniate disoblige irritate slur abase deride revile asperse sledge derogate injure miscall blister curse debase degrade gird jeer pan ridicule roast scoff slam slang give offence to dump on put down cause offence to bad-mouth be rude to trash-talk cut dead slag off sneer at treat disrespectfully call names hurt someone's feelings cast aspersions on call someone names cut to the quick step on one's toes throw shade vex displease put someone's back up vilify knock traduce slate vituperate belittle attack decry run down rubbish bash berate lambaste condemn criticize stigmatize inveigh against speak ill of pour scorn on vilipend pull apart smear take to pieces drag through the mud stigmatise have a go at criticise do a hatchet job on censure denounce rail against spread lies about jump on skewer hammer blacken the name of sully the reputation of pummel monster throw mud at bag speak badly of lay into give a bad name tear into hit out at trash pummelled minimize discount speak evil of fulminate against pull to pieces pillory minimise tear down bring into disrepute blacken the reputation of mistreat conduct a smear campaign against contemn castigate assail blacken excoriate throw brickbats at savage oppress reproach besmirch scold deprecate blast mudsling diminish persecute reprove dismiss do down rap scorch rip up depreciate scorn flame poor-mouth give a black eye vituperate against bad mouth cry down play down kiss off talk down write off cuss dig caluminate voodoo jinx demonize lambast scathe rebuke demonise potshot nag belabor skin alive dress down rag on call down upbraid backbite belabour ride zing hose put a whammy on criticize unfairly do a number on cut down blow off shout at cuss out swear at brand scandalize blacken the character of scandalise sling mud at crucify admonish flay chide reprobate lecture blame give black eye misrepresent reprimand ream harm despise maltreat ill-treat give a talking-to blacken someone's reputation tongue-lash cast a slur on rake over the coals lay down the law take apart cheat ill-use trespass aggrieve damage wrong do wrong to do injury to do a disservice to do an injustice to offend against impose upon sin against take advantage of do the dirty on kick in the teeth undervalue trivialize underestimate underrate deflate disdain downgrade marginalize minify sneer lower misprize pooh-pooh trivialise hold cheap laugh off detract from scoff at treat lightly make light of put hooks in marginalise laugh at pick holes in

Verb

To cause to fail
thwart frustrate hinder foil check stop impede block prevent obstruct hamper curb stymie restrain baulk forestall defeat baffle scotch balk cramp derail circumvent scupper oppose trammel ruin beat spoil dash counter discomfit smash snooker disappoint crimp checkmate confuse outwit cross crab nobble bilk traverse root snafu skin hold up put a stop to put paid to stand in the way of do for foul up put the kibosh on louse up put the stopper on put the mockers on take down upset the apple cart give the slip upset one's apple cart cook someone's goose play off put a spoke in someone's wheel take wind out of spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch bar deflect inhibit interfere with overturn nullify stall stump repress hold back stonewall hold off confound divert get out of escape prohibit evade bypass stave off circumnavigate counteract defend against head off restrict steer clear of sidestep retard interdict skirt limit disrupt ward off crash keep lid on wreck shut out ditch avert juke avoid unsettle neutralize contravene debar scuttle obviate invalidate suppress halt repel squash deter repulse rattle undo parry neutralise counterplot blank bury nip in the bud screw up get the better of mess up cause setback beat down put end to take wind out of sails shackle handicap fetter puzzle mystify encumber clog hog-tie nonplus hobble handcuff manacle embarrass short-circuit cripple flummox corner dead-end pigeonhole shelve tie up choke off hang up cut off hang fire put on hold cramp one's style give the run around put on back burner throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench into throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works arrest preclude fend off intercept put an end to elude destroy queer dish dodge duck quash forfend pre-empt forbid put the lid on overcome turn aside hamstring shatter annul torpedo anticipate chill interrupt rule out devastate stifle defy extinguish resist negate clobber withstand blight cancel crush disconcert conquer dampen sink banjax shun preempt help sabotage eschew second-guess shake save be beyond cease keep throw monkey wrench in bring to an end shake off get ahead of get in before shirk provide against steal a march on put a damper on ward cool get around beat someone to it throw cold water on beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw pour cold water on keep off keep at bay plug countermove worst finish something finish off offset buck throw estop end act against quell demolish throw a curve interfere make an end of bring to a close attack spike hit blow surpass challenge miss kill stay forefend triumph gain vanquish stave cork dam exceed desist discontinue bring an end to damp damage let be the end of promote faze skip buffalo bollix commandeer cheat injure blast mar disadvise scare put the damper on beggar shuffle off keep from happening poison run circles around give the run-around run rings around be early turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket beat somebody to it be one step ahead of pick off act in advance of prepare for head off at pass cloud halt in its tracks nix euchre wreak havoc with cruel wreak havoc on defend guard bulwark fence burst one's bubble throw a monkey wrench in the works shortcut discourage screen confront blow a hole in bring to naught outflank cover fend crool lick outmanoeuvre shield against fight off guard against safeguard against secure against stand up for protect against defend oneself against keep at arm's length skirt round outmaneuver put a brake on preoccupy forecast delay monopolize project expect foresee envision predict upset the applecart dash one's hope find a way round monopolise get round end-run find a way around get past go around render null and void flee lose scape outrun body-swerve stay shy of throw off the scent be beyond someone fly weasel out of run around get away from shy escape from slip away from give the slip to run away from shuffle out of double get away finesse give somebody the slip run from give the runaround slip through the net shuck slip through someone's fingers

Verb

To influence, usually emotionally
affect influence touch alter change impact modify strike sway transform disturb overwhelm perturb stir trouble act on agitate attack concern condition damage devastate distress grieve hurt infect involve pain sadden shape control determine form govern hit hit hard impress manipulate move reach shake bias decide exert influence on faze guide impact on strike at throw work on bowl over emotionally move have an effect on impinge induce inspire interest knock back mark overcome prevail regard relate shake up take hold of tell on bear upon get to have an impact on impinge upon impress on knock for six prevail over make an impression on tug at your heartstrings taint afflict stimulate excite melt soften animate impassion arouse grab disquiet injure vitiate corrupt destroy cripple mar ruin spoil contaminate annihilate ravage impair demolish distort compromise prejudice twist warp harm break angle slant garble sabotage stretch doctor defile occur pollute crush poison skew blight debase weaken bend steer color colour wear away strike down spread to do damage to play havoc with wreak havoc on shock traumatize dispirit exert an influence on dishearten affect badly make suffer traumatise arouse sympathy arouse pity disadvantage tug at someone's heartstrings tug at the heart make sad knock sideways impinge on make an impact leave a mark leave a mark on dictate motivate win over mould mold persuade regulate constrain rule direct prompt convince incline predispose prevail on carry interact with forecast carry weight with get through to get through register with draw impel capture turn spur sell contain restrain check convert jaundice curb inhibit tame urge bring in nobble suck in crack hook lead by the nose soften up bring round twist one's arm talk round brainwash put across turn one's head conduct bridle master discipline subdue hold measure keep underlie hold in check pull in rein in directionalize keep a tight rein on dispose be a factor in get the better of shepherd channel instigate have a part in rouse talk into bring to bear carry weight train pull strings argue into get at act upon be recognized seduce

Verb

Cause the downfall or ruin of
undo ruin undermine defeat destroy mar overturn quash subvert wreck shatter spoil sabotage scotch scupper topple annihilate cripple crush devastate harm impair neutralise neutralize smash squelch eradicate mess up obliterate put at risk thwart blow botch cancel out foil frustrate hamper hinder obstruct put an end to make a mess of play havoc with render ineffective foul up abate abolish break cramp craze crimp decimate demolish do for have impoverish injure louse up muck up offset outfox outmanoeuvre outmaneuver outsmart overreach overthrow queer raze skin stymie unbuild vitiate wrack balls up put the kibosh on blow a hole in bring down make waves screw up work against bring to naught throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of rain on someone's parade damage blight dash disrupt extinguish terminate hurt tarnish remove disable blemish suppress banjax level taint total desolate waste put a damper on pull down wipe out do in put paid to blast end eliminate oust depose kill torpedo unseat supplant ravage dethrone weaken stain unsettle threaten nix cruel disestablish dissolve destabilize erase poison disfigure dish deface exterminate expunge flaw extirpate break down liquidate pulverize vaporize cream nuke tear down bloody compromise crab endamage tumble squash capsize destabilise rub out blot pulverise vaporise cross up knock down do away with put the lid on bring about the downfall of interrupt attack nullify pop burst explode dispatch disempower incapacitate prevent worsen dislocate cook someone's goose make a hash of upset someone's apple cart annul sully rattle bring to nought blow up wreak havoc with obscure quell block strike at the foundations knock off balance bollix pollute abort darken flatten interfere with break up be detrimental to color colour sour scratch shake up warp ding rough up mangle bend tweak maim bruise detract finish off bulldoze intrude on cloud excise bring to an end check put a stop to fell efface delete euchre muller touch wipe off the map take out snuff out cast a shadow over cast a pall over blot out put down wipe off the face of the earth take away crash dynamite zap wipe from the face of the earth blow down bomb spill lay waste raze to the ground knock to pieces cast down strike out reduce batter tear up scatter mow down throw down scratch out unmake overcome beat master take the edge off take the shine off overwhelm lick conquer take the enjoyment out of take the pleasure out of trounce subdue