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Examples of agita in a Sentence
took a deep breath to dispel her agita as she stepped onstage
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But patients who use the referral service may get nothing more than a serious case of agita and dashed hopes.
Davis struck out Granderson with the next pitch and, despite the agita, tacked on a scoreless ninth to secure Chicago's win.
In a market where 86 percent of apartments are resales, compromise is a necessity for buyers and a source of agita for sellers and their agents.
Even the bullpen, the source of so much agita in postseasons past, is much improved thanks to the additions of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson.
As the family holds a funeral in the house (while Lawrence’s agita only increases), there’s a deluge of water prompted by a guest breaking a fancy sink fixture, which finally drives everyone out for good.
Celtics fans strive for relevance above all else, but swapping crowd-favorite Thomas, even for a bona fide superstar, will spark agita across the greater Boston area.
The heightened agita of the current political climate might play a role in that growth among young people.
While some cities have done an excellent job of building public transit that can ferry people to airports reliably and with little agita, simply getting to many airports can be a miserable slog through traffic—especially in the New York area.
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Did You Know?
Judging by its spelling and meaning, you might think that "agita" is simply a shortened version of "agitation," but that's not the case. Both "agitation" and the verb "agitate" derive from Latin agere ("to drive"). "Agita," which first appeared in American English in the early 1980s, comes from a dialectical pronunciation of the Italian word acido, meaning "heartburn" or "acid," from Latin acidus. ("Agita" is also occasionally used in English with the meaning "heartburn.") For a while the word's usage was limited to New York City and surrounding regions, but the word became more widespread in the mid-90s.
Synonymsanxiety, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worry
Related Wordsstrain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scruple
Near Antonymscalm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solace
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