ag·i·tat·ed | \ˈa-jə-ˌtā-təd \

Definition of agitated 

: troubled in mind : disturbed and upset When Caswall asked him to describe what he had seen …, he got very agitated— Bram Stoker was so agitated she could hardly speak

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agitatedly adverb
pacing back and forth agitatedly

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Feel the breeze, see the trees, liberate your agitated mind. Mary Schmich,, "A bistro, a book, music and a lettuce bowl: Nine things to love this summer," 22 June 2018 The uproar over the Cambridge Analytica scandal has carried on for several weeks with the #DeleteFacebook campaign attracting tech luminaries like Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, as well as many other agitated users. Jeremy Bowman, USA TODAY, "New business model? Pay $81 a year and get an ad-free Facebook," 12 Apr. 2018 The video also shows the Democratic lobbyist becoming increasingly agitated with the responding officers and shouting an expletive at them. Fox News, "Ex-Port Authority commissioner apologizes, denies wrongdoing," 26 Apr. 2018 The 48-year-old has been frustrated with the club's transfer policies, and has appeared agitated both in press conferences and on the touchline on matchdays., "Max Allegri Preparing to Replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea After Hinting at Juventus Exit," 3 Apr. 2018 At least that was the explanation from White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders when asked about the apparently agitated body language displayed by President Donald Trump's chief of staff during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Kelly was upset about the food at NATO breakfast, not Trump Germany remark, Sanders says," 11 July 2018 Meteorologists have advised people on the water to look out for strong winds and agitated seas. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "More rain forecast today in SE Texas," 9 July 2018 The agitated man, Joaquin Labaut, hollered loudly, threw his hands in the air and refused to get on the ground. David Ovalle And Charles Rabin, miamiherald, "'Get on the ground, bro!' Video shows repeated Tasers failed to stop Wendy's intruder," 7 June 2018 Certain Grimaud-isms from her earlier, firebrand years are gone — such as agitated articulation of left-hand accompaniment figures. David Patrick Stearns,, "Yannick and Grimaud connect like soul mates in Beethoven's 'Piano Concerto No. 4'," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of agitated

1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agitated

from past participle of agitate

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