Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Acid indigestion.

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  • n. dyspepsia; mental aggravation; annoyance

Etymologies

Italian, from agitare, to agitate, from Latin agitāre; see agitate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the same time, I'm thinking, who needs this kind of agita?

    More words

  • Español · Israel: Anuncio de telefonía celular agita el debate por la ocupación palestina bahasa Indonesia · Israel: Perusahaan Iklan Seluler Memicu Debat Okupasi

    Global Voices in English » Israel: Cellular firm ad stirs occupation debate

  • * Tabled for BARCC today, which was exactly the right thing to do after medical agita - a thing what helps people, and keeps me from stewing in my own juices.

    Friday

  • And on March 30, the Department of Education confirmed the presence of more than 3,000 children on waiting lists for kindergarten, an increase of 42 percent over last year, and the cause of major agita for parents of kindergartners, who are up nights obsessing about which school house door their children will enter come September.

    Susan Ochshorn: A New Chancellor With Kindergarten on His C.V.

  • The mere sight of the bullpen door swinging open fills Citi Field—or at least the scattered fans who occupy it—with agita.

    Bullpen Door Opens...the Mets Lose

  • This call, according to a friend who was then on the Lincoln Center board, stimulated great agita in the board members.

    Howard Kissel: Mostly Mozart

  • Peter dismissed all the agita about his brother's apparent distancing from the church.

    Let t h e ir games b e gin

  • The bond market's first-quarter resiliency came against a backdrop of tumult, with weeks of political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis giving global investors agita.

    End of QE2 Raises Questions for Bonds' Bull Run

  • On Parenthood NBC, 10/9c, Max's mainstreaming into public school causes Kristina more than the usual agita. ...

    Matt's Guide to Tuesday Night TV: New and Returning Shows

  • Wouldn't it be nice to let this Miami-Boston series play out, and regardless of the outcome, take all that overwrought anti-James agita, bury it under center court, let Bill Walton read some Walt Whitman, and move on?

    A Messy Start to a Juicy NBA Playoff Series

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  • Peter dismissed all the agita about his brother's apparent distancing

    March 10, 2011

  • “Tanned and sinewy with sunglasses nesting in his hair, Mr. Joseph looks and sounds like the comedian Ray Romano, minus the agita.”

    The New York Times, Real Estate in Cape Coral, Fla., Is Far From a Recovery, by Peter S. Goodman, January 2, 2010

    January 4, 2010