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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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 Otters awaiting pickup at the airports were doused with sea water by volunteers, to keep them from getting agitated, according to an account published by the state. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskans make new push to kill more sea otters, saying they’re decimating Southeast shellfish," 17 Mar. 2018 Baxter had asked Howard for help with Miller, who video showed was agitated. Jeff Weiner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Peace Officers Memorial Day: These Orlando-area officers lost their lives on duty in the past decade," 15 May 2018 The man appeared agitated as three officers circled him, with one officer radioing for a Taser. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee officer suspended, 3 others on desk duty after violent arrest captured on video," 3 May 2018 In recent days, Trump has grown increasingly agitated, railing against members of his beleaguered team, said someone familiar with the situation. chicagotribune.com, "Cohen raid puts Trump off talking to Mueller," 18 Apr. 2018 During an episode when the 19-year-old became agitated, according to a lawsuit filed by his family, an employee held him down and another held his legs. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Psychiatric Hospitals With Safety Violations Still Get Accreditation," 26 Dec. 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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