Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of agitate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. troubled emotionally and usually deeply. Opposite of unagitated.
  • adj. throwing oneself from side to side.
  • adj. physically disturbed or set in motion. Opposite of unagitated and left alone, allowed to stand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disturbed; excited; expressing agitation: as, in an agitated manner; “an agitated countenance,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. physically disturbed or set in motion
  • adj. troubled emotionally and usually deeply

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Examples

  • From this time till half-past two I became constantly more agitated -- _agitated_, perhaps, is too strong a word -- but I was restless and anxious beyond what I should have chosen to acknowledge.

    The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

  • From this time till half - past two I became constantly more agitated -- _agitated, _ perhaps, is too strong a word -- but I was restless and anxious beyond what I should have chosen to acknowledge.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 1

  • His expression agitated me so that I unconsciously rose to my feet and warned him off with my fan; but he seemed rooted to the spot.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • We have two or three questions that are up before the people of Canada today, and you do not hear them agitated from the strictly agricultural standpoint.

    The Agriculture of the Province

  • IT was about a week later that Edward Mottisfont rang David Blake up on the telephone and begged him in agitated accents, to come to Mr. Mottisfont without delay.

    The Fire Within

  • Rome was again agitated by the bloody feuds of the barons, who detested each other, and despised the commons: their hostile fortresses, both in town and country, again rose, and were again demolished: and the peaceful citizens, a flock of sheep, were devoured, says the Florentine historian, by these rapacious wolves.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The patient was described as agitated, confused, physically assaultive, and unresponsive to the psychiatrist’s mental status evaluation.

    Over the Edge

  • Described as agitated, frantic and defensive, Wersching's character eventually becomes a suspect when McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin & Co. discover that her brother had recently fired her from his high-end restaurant.

    Exclusive: Hawaii Five-0 Books 24's Annie Wersching

  • She was very agitated, which is unusual, then she zoomed outside and immediately "did both", also very unusual.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • During the situation, I was calm, and the other person was what I'd call "freaking out" but what others my call agitated, upset, stressed.

    Archive 2007-08-01

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