agitated

adjective
ag·​i·​tat·​ed | \ ˈa-jə-ˌtā-təd How to pronounce agitated (audio) \

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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Other Words from agitated

agitatedly adverb
pacing back and forth agitatedly

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As the heat rises, Billy becomes more agitated, until, for a moment, the real Billy underneath begins whimpering. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Stranger Things Season 3," 5 July 2019 The deputy, clearly agitated, in turn pushed Ujiri back. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "The Potential Fallout From Masai Ujiri's Finals Run-In With a Sheriff's Deputy," 14 June 2019 The army of green, white and red stomped, in unison, the way a herd of agitated bison does across the plains. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "CONCACAF official: If Denver works for the Gold Cup, “I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for the World Cup” in 2026," 19 June 2019 The agitated neighbor, who also was not identified, moved behind a vehicle nearby, where the deputy, a U.S. Army veteran, heard the distinct sound of someone charging a rifle, Ivey said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Brevard deputy wounded in shootout, kills suspect involved in dispute about cats: ‘I won’," 5 June 2019 Like Borat, the online world is profane and disorderly and constantly agitated; the wife, on the other hand, is imagined as sacred, eternal, controlled. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "Please, My Wife, She’s Very Online," 5 June 2019 But someone in a manic episode may also feel irritable and agitated while also being energized. Jacqueline Andriakos, SELF, "13 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want You to Know," 12 Dec. 2018 After years of doing battle with unions and pushing conservative legislation, Walker may be the one Republican who gets Wisconsin Democrats as agitated as President Donald Trump does. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Primaries in four states test limits of Dem surge," 14 Aug. 2018 Some patients get very agitated by being disoriented, and might throw things or lash out at others. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 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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The first known use of agitated was in 1684

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