agitated


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

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  • agitated — adj. 1. troubled emotionally and usually deeply. Opposite of {unagitated}. agitated parents Note: Narrower terms are: {demoniac, demoniacal ; distraught, overwrought; {disturbed, jolted, shaken}; {feverish, hectic}; {frantic, frenetic, phrenetic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agitated — agitated; un·agitated; …   English syllables

  • agitated — index disordered, disorderly, unsettled, vehement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • agitated — англ. [э/джитэйтид] agitato ит. [аджита/то] agité фр. [ажитэ/] con agitazione ит. [кон аджитацио/нэ] возбужденно, взволнованно ◊ agitazione волнение …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • agitated — [aj′ə tāt΄id] adj. shaken; perturbed; excited agitatedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • agitated — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ He sounded very agitated on the phone. ▪ become, get, grow …   Collocations dictionary

  • Agitated — Agitate Ag i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agitating}.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See {Act}, {Agent}.] 1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agitated — [[t]æ̱ʤɪteɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is agitated, they are very worried or upset, and show this in their behaviour, movements, or voice. Susan seemed agitated about something... The man in the house was in a very excited and agitated state.… …   English dictionary

  • agitated — adjective so nervous or upset that you are unable to keep still or think calmly: An agitated waiter rushed up to apologize for the delay. | She got rather agitated …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • agitated — adjective 1. troubled emotionally and usually deeply (Freq. 2) agitated parents • Ant: ↑unagitated • Similar to: ↑aroused, ↑emotional, ↑excited, ↑worke …   Useful english dictionary


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