excited; disturbed.

Related formsag·i·tat·ed·ly, adverbun·ag·i·tat·ed, adjectiveun·ag·i·tat·ed·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for agitatedly

Historical Examples of agitatedly

  • 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

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