Definitions

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  • noun Acid indigestion.

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  • noun US dyspepsia; mental aggravation; annoyance

Etymologies

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[American pronunciation spelling (perhaps using t to represent the pronunciation of d as an alveolar flap, or influenced by agitate) of a southern Italian dialectal variant of Italian acido, acid, from Latin acidus, sour; see acid.]

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From Italian

Examples

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

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • * 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.

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  • “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

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

    March 10, 2011