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[aj-i-tey-tid] /ˈædʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪd/
excited; disturbed.
Related forms
agitatedly, adverb
unagitated, adjective
unagitatedly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I offered to inquire of the Captain: but she stopped me, agitatedly.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
  • When she entered, the Admiral flew to her agitatedly: “Oh, my dear lady, my dear lady!”

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • The telegram was crumpled in her pocket, and she took it out and re-read it agitatedly.

    One Man's View

    Leonard Merrick
  • agitatedly, it spread its wing-covers and flew away, droning loudly.

    Planet of Dread Murray Leinster
  • “Mrs Crane”—began Isabel, agitatedly, but she was interrupted at once.

    Blind Policy George Manville Fenn
  • "He must be mad to have gone down himself," she said agitatedly.

  • It was time the Charm required; Olwen was agitatedly certain of that now.

  • "I'm afraid you have a burglar in here, Mr. Fry," the manager put in agitatedly.

    In And Out Edgar Franklin
  • “I do hope the cat will get along all right,” she said agitatedly.

    Jane Field Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • "But I can't possibly go home like this," whispered Gertie agitatedly in the passage, after the Major's return half an hour later.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
Word Origin and History for agitatedly



1610s, "set in motion," past participle adjective from agitate (v.). Meaning "disturbed" is from 1650s; that of "disturbed in mind" is from 1756. Meaning "kept constantly in public view" is from 1640s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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