from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disturbing; exciting; moving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective causing or tending to cause anger or resentment.

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  • verb Present participle of agitate.

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

  • adjective causing or tending to cause anger or resentment


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  • At what point will the torture-loving right begin agitating for those methods to be applied to domestic law enforcement.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Torture Debate

  • * Eleanor Clift loses one of her uncountably many demerits in agitating for Howard Dean to HHS.

    Saturday Night « Gerry Canavan

  • Over the past decade, when big investors begin agitating in this way, share buybacks have soon followed, the report adds.

    Now Is The Time To Buy Stocks, Argues A Bullish Merrill Lynch

  • I think the Gaylaxians do a lot of good work in agitating for visibility of queer representations in SF, and help ensure that space is made for those issues within the larger mainstream SF fandom world, at Worldcons and etc.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • This undercuts the federal amendment badly, especially when the fundies are again agitating for a House vote on the amendment around the week of September 20.


  • Which is fitting, since churn is defined as "agitating with violent motion."


  • But it only matters if the people doing the agitating are his constituents.


  • Dear reader, do you recall the agitating moment when you pass the film through the hypo – and hold it up to the light – and nothing happens?

    The House of Arden

  • I'm not saying that Bill and Hill or their surrogates are actively "agitating" in this direction (so Clinton folks, don't get your undies in a bunch); but there seems to be a growing statistical basis for the winking suggestion (should anyone wish to make it) that Obama is "little more" than Jesse Jackson on steroids.

    Rasmussen: Obama Ahead By 14 In Racially-Polarized Mississippi Primary

  • Last month a Swedish appeals court overturned the conviction of a Christian pastor charged under hate laws of "agitating" against homosexuals in his sermons.



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