I thought it would be "unupsetting" but apparently, that's not a word.

Edit: I don't want a word like comforting, I want a word that negates an already negative word like upsetting.

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  • How about "soothing"? Or any other antonym of "upsetting"? – Hot Licks Jan 30 '18 at 3:25
  • @HotLicks - I like it, but OP doesn't want an antonym, but something that "negates the negative" - a chimera, probably. OP: consider editing again to allow for a word that might actually exist, which might be identified by means of thoughtful research... – Rob_Ster Jan 30 '18 at 3:39
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    Well, one could always say "non-upsetting". – Hot Licks Jan 30 '18 at 3:44
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    Hey OP, can we get a sample sentence, please? – Stu W Jan 30 '18 at 3:56
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    Unperturbing. Or comfortable? – Jelila Jan 30 '18 at 6:27

The best word to negate upsetting would be unfazed

Unfazed: Not disconcerted or perturbed.

Indeed it is not a direct negation, however disconcerted is synonymous with upsetting

However, unfazed would best negated upsetting as contextually upsetting is to evoke a strong and rather negative emotion, while to be unfazed is to have no emotion arise.

I've included a possible sentence where unfazed could successfully be used as the negation of upsetting

For example: We thought the news be would upsetting him but he seems unfazed

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    Bear in mind that 'unfazed' is not a direct substitute; 'upsetting' describes the situation, but 'unfazed' describes the person reacting to it. – Kate Bunting Jan 30 '18 at 9:15

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