Definition of Agitating in English :

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Agitating meaning in English

Meaning of Agitating in English

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1. agitating, agitative, provoking

causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

Example Sentences:
'a provoking delay at the airport'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (transitive)
to excite, disturb, or trouble (a person, the mind, or feelings); worry
2. (transitive)
to cause to move vigorously; shake, stir, or disturb
3. (intr; often foll by for or against)
to attempt to stir up public opinion for or against something
4. (transitive)
to discuss or debate in order to draw attention to or gain support for (a cause, etc)
to agitate a political cause

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈagiˌtated or ˈagiˌtating
to move violently
to stir up or shake up
to excite or disturb the feelings of
to keep discussing so as to stir up interest in and support for
verb intransitive
to stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
to agitate for better working conditions

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v. ag·i·tat·ed, ag·i·tat·ing, ag·i·tates
1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
2. To upset; disturb: was agitated by the alarming news.
3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
To stir up public interest in a cause: agitate for a tax reduction.

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