Is Upset Adjective, Noun Or Verb? 5 Facts(When, Examples)


A word is an adjective if it qualifies a noun. A word is a noun if it names something. A verb is a term that shows action. Let us discuss to which of these “upset” belong.

الكلمة "منزعج” is an adjective, noun, and verb. The word “upset” can be an adjective when it offers additional details about a singular or plural noun or pronoun. The word “upset” can be a noun when it names a feeling or emotion. The word “upset” is a verb when it shows a state of being, activity, or action.

This article will clearly explain to us facts such as how, when, and why the word “upset” can function as an adjective, noun, and verb.

When is “upset” an adjective?

Adjectives are descriptors that modify a person, place, thing, event, situation, feeling, emotion, idea, animal, etc. We shall here identify when the word “upset” is an adjective.

To know the instances when the word “upset” can be and is an الصفة, let us peruse the following table.

Instances When “Upset” Is An Adjectiveأمثلةتفسيرات
1. When used to qualify a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun (mostly a person) who is unhappy, worried, or sad because of something or somebodyVarun was really منزعج when he lost the competition.الكلمة "منزعج" in this sentence modifies the noun ‘Varun’ (a person), thus performing the function of an adjective. The usage of the adjective “upset” conveys that Varun was حزين وغير سعيد when he lost the competition.
2. When utilized to describe a naming word (mostly individuals) singular or plural who is or are angry or disappointed at someone or somethingكان أعضاء الفريق منزعج by the rude remarks of the manager.  في هذه الجملة ، الصفة "قلق" يؤهل كلمة التسمية ‘team members’ (a collective noun). الصفه "منزعج" tells that the rude remarks of the manager خائب الامل the team members.
3. When utilized to modify a naming word (mostly body parts) that has some malfunctions or disorderLatha did not eat lunch since her stomach was منزعج.  Here, in this sentence, the adjective "منزعج" يصف كلمة التسمية ‘stomach’ (a body part) in order to tell that Latha did not eat the lunch as she had some physical pain or disorder in her stomach.
Instances When “Upset” Is An Adjective

Is “upset” a descriptive adjective?

Adjectives fall into various types depending upon the extra details they give about the nouns they modify. We shall find out if “upset” belongs to the descriptive adjective type.

The word “upset” is a صفة وصفية because it describes the noun, pronoun, or noun phrases by stating their nature, state of mind, behavior, or characteristic features.

Example: The boy who was منزعج did not speak a word to anyone in the class.

الكلمة "منزعج" is an adjective in this given sentence since it is qualifying the naming word ‘boy’ (a person).  الصفه "منزعج" specifically belongs to the صفة وصفية category since it states the worried, unhappy, sad nature and state of mind of the boy who did not speak a word to anyone.

When is “upset” a descriptive adjective?

The word “upset” is and can be a descriptive adjective when it is telling about the worried, unhappy, disappointed, angry, or sad state of mind, nature, or behavior of a person or many people and also when it is stating the disorders related to the body parts.

To get a clearer understanding of the usage of the word “upset” as a descriptive adjective, let us go through the examples and their related explanations in the table below.

أمثلةExplanations – Usage Of “Upset” As A Descriptive Adjective
1. Vihaan was منزعج about losing the quiz competition yesterday.الكلمة "منزعج" is a descriptive adjective since it modifies the naming word ‘Vihaan’ (a person). وصفة "منزعج" هنا ينقل sad and worried state of mind of Vihaan caused by losing the quiz competition.
2. My mother was منزعج with my sister since she disobeyed her.في هذه الجملة ، الصفة الوصفية الأصلية "منزعج" يصف كلمة التسمية ‘mother’ (a person). The usage of "منزعج" here tells us the angry and disappointed state of mind of the mother which was caused by the sister’s disobedience.
3. Even though her stomach was منزعج, she came to work because she had to do an important presentation today.“Upset”, the predicate descriptive adjective in the given sentence qualifies the naming word ‘stomach’ (a body part). استخدام الصفة "منزعج" هنا يدل the disordered nature of her stomach with which she came to stomach.
4. The children were منزعج that their parents were not spending enough time with them.الصفة الوصفية "منزعج" utilized in this sentence indicates the sad, unhappy and worried state of mind of the children as their parents did not spend much time with them. 'أطفال' is the plural naming word that the adjective "منزعج" is modifying here.
5. Raj was very منزعج when he came to know that he was not selected for his all time dream job.“Upset”, the descriptive adjective here describes the naming word ‘Raj’ (a person). الصفه "منزعج" is utilized in this sentence to denote Raj’s disappointed, sad and unhappy state of mind when he was not selected for the job he always dreamed of.
6. When your stomach is منزعج, it is better you consume more fluid and light diet.The descriptive adjective “upset” here is modifying the naming word ‘stomach’ (a body part) in order to convey to us that it is better to take a fluid and light diet whenever there is a disorder or uneasiness in the stomach.
7. Jishnu is quite منزعج at the way he was treated by his own friend Vishnu at the party last evening.“Upset”, the predicate descriptive adjective used here conveys to us the angry, unhappy and disappointed state of mind of Jishnu which was caused because of the way Vishnu, his own friend treated him at the party. In this sentence, the adjective "منزعج" يعدل كلمة التسمية ‘Jishnu’ (a person).
Usage Of “Upset” As A Descriptive Adjective

Is “upset” a noun?

While some words change their forms when they take up different parts of speech, others continue to have the same form. We shall here analyze if the word “upset” can be a noun.

The word “upset” is a الاسم (naming word), as there are times when it is used for the purpose of naming, thereby doing the work of a noun. 

Example: You will never understand the منزعج your actions caused Ramya.

الكلمة "منزعج" in this given sentence is considered to be a الاسم since it is performing the job of a noun by naming the worries and unhappiness that ‘your’ actions caused Ramya.

When is “upset” a noun?

The word “upset” is a noun when it names abstract emotions or feelings of unhappiness, worries, disappointment, or anger; when it names a situation, end, or a result that was not expected; and when it names a stomach disorder. 

For a better understanding, let us go through the following table comprised of sentences where the word “upset” is used as a naming word. 

أمثلةExplanations – Usage Of “Upset” As A Noun
1. Your careless behavior is causing your father a lot of منزعج.الكلمة "منزعج" is a noun here since it is naming the worries and disappointment caused to the father because of the carelessness of ‘you’.
2. An enquiry in front of the board members will only lead to more problems and منزعج.In this sentence, the naming word (noun) "منزعج" is naming the unhappiness and troubles that will be caused when there is an enquiry in front of the board.
3. Losing the overall championship trophy this year is definitely a great منزعج to our college.هنا الاسم "منزعج" is naming the college’s unexpected result of losing the overall championship trophy this year.
4. All human activities including deforestation and pollution have contributed greatly to the ecological منزعج.“Upset”, the noun in this given sentence, names the unexpected situation of ecology that has been caused by various human activities such as deforestation and pollution.
5. Despite having a stomach منزعج, Ruhi made sure she completed the proposal on time.في هذه الجملة ، الاسم "منزعج" is naming the problem or disorder in Ruhi’s stomach, despite which she completed the proposal on time.
Usage Of “Upset” As A Noun

Is “upset” a verb?

A verb is a word that denotes an action, state of being, or activity that has taken place, is taking place or will take place. We shall see if the word “upset” can act as a verb.

The word “upset” is a الفعل as there are places where it is used for the purpose of indicating or representing a past, present, or future state of being, action, or activity.

Example: Early in the morning, Nisha منزعج me with a piece of bad news.

الكلمة "منزعج" here in this sentence is acting as a verb (action word) since it is representing the action of Nisha causing or making the speaker worried or sad with a piece of bad news early in the morning.

When is “upset” a verb?

The word “upset” is and can be a verb when it shows the actions of making someone unhappy, worried, troubled, defeated or disturbed mentally; when it shows the actions of disturbing or altering something that leads to problems; and when it represents the action of pushing something by mistake. 

To know more about how the word “upset” is utilized as a verb, we shall go through the examples and explanations listed in the tabular column that follows. 

أمثلةExplanations – Usage Of “Upset” As A Verb
1. While cleaning the shelf, please be careful, do not منزعج the books kept on the shelf.في هذه الجملة ، الكلمة "منزعج" is a verb since it represents the action of knocking over the books kept on the shelf.
2. Why do you always منزعج him by reminding him about that incident?الفعل "منزعج" here indicates the activity or action of making ‘him’ unhappy or worried by reminding him about that incident.
3. Any last minute changes we do to the project might منزعج the outcome or output.في هذه الجملة المعطاة ، الفعل "منزعج" يدل على action of disturbing or altering the project’s outcome or output if any last minute changes are done.
4. نحن منزعج our opponent right from the second round of the game.“Upset”, the action word (verb) in the given sentence is representing the action of defeating the opponents by the speakers’ right from the second round of the game.
5. Jai doesn’t eat sour fruits as they منزعج معدته.الفعل "منزعج" here in this sentence shows the action of disturbance caused to Jai’s stomach by the sour fruits.
Usage Of “Upset” As A Verb

في الختام

This article, thus, in detail, explains to us how the word “upset” tales up the role of an adjective, noun, and adverb despite having the same form while acting as all these three different parts of speech.

Sowndharya Jagadeeswaran

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