OTHER WORDS FROM agitatedag·i·tat·ed·ly, adverbun·ag·i·tat·ed, adjectiveun·ag·i·tat·ed·ly, adverb
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What does agitated mean?
To feel agitated is to feel anxious, bothered, or worried.
The verb agitate means to make someone feel this way.
It can also mean to shake something up, stir it up, or cause it to move around roughly, as in The storm is agitating the water, stirring up huge waves. The adjective agitated can also be used to describe something that has been stirred up in this way.
The noun agitation can refer to the feeling of being agitated, as in There is a lot of agitation among the employees who have not yet been paid.
Example: The cable news channel blaring in the waiting room makes me really agitated—they really shouldn’t have that around people who are about to get their blood pressure taken.
Where does agitated come from?
The first records of the word agitated as an adjective come from the 1600s. It comes from the past tense of the verb agitate, which derives from the Latin verb agitāre, meaning “to set in motion.”
Using agitated to describe things or people usually means that something has been stirred up or set in motion in a way that’s a bit messy or turbulent. When people become agitated, their emotions have been stirred up—the word implies the opposite of stillness or calm. The same goes for things that are described as agitated.
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What are some other forms related to agitated?
- agitatedly (adverb)
- agitate (verb)
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How is agitated used in real life?
Describing someone (or yourself) as agitated usually means that something or someone is causing feelings of tension or stress.
Wild, blustery wind blowing like mad. I can never understand why it makes me feel so agitated.
— Jill (@PolyFacets) October 16, 2012
Having an operator come on every 20 seconds and say "we do appreciate your patience" only makes me more agitated that i'm waiting so long
— Jonathan Randall (@thejonrandall) March 4, 2011
hmm, for some reason drinking cold brew did not help my problem of feeling extremely agitated
— Frederick "Big Fred" Orlando (@whitneyarner) November 6, 2019
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of agitated?
How to use agitated in a sentence
It is just that sometimes some of our kids, if they have a meltdown, they get extremely agitated and strike out and sometimes they try to hurt themselves or hurt others.Bill Banning Locked Seclusion and Face-Down Restraints in Illinois Schools Stalls as Lawmakers Run Out of Time|by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica|January 14, 2021|ProPublica
After spending the morning with him in his shaping bay, I watched a crowd of kids on shortboards buzzing like agitated water striders around the encrusted pilings of the pier at Huntington Beach.
When reporters gathered in Dwyer’s office, he appeared agitated.
Dorsey maintained a calm demeanor as Cruz became increasingly agitated during the questioning and accused the company of wielding too much power over media outlets and making decisions that benefit Democrats politically.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
You want your customers and website visitors to feel less infuriated, and in order to do that, you need to spread out some comfort for them so that they do not feel agitated.
“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He refused to dine with people, because he did not like being agitated during meal times.
The meeting wound down shortly afterward but not before an agitated President Reagan warned once more against leaks.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first, the doctors write, the villagers were “fearful and agitated,” lacking the basic necessities needed to survive.
But even without help from a restless tectonic plate, folks in the Napa Valley get easily agitated.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every word that now fell from the agitated Empress was balm to the affrighted nerves of her daughter.
The old man seemed to be greatly agitated, and hurriedly whispering, "We thought you were never coming, sir!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
When he had finished, she took them from his hand, and turning them round in agitated silence, examined their seals and writing.
Still, Louis did not reply; but proofs of his contending soul convulsed the features his agitated hand tried to conceal.
He was absorbed in the agitated present, and dared not look an inch away from it.