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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. 2015.
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  • “I do hope the cat will get along all right,” she said agitatedly.

    Jane Field Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • I offered to inquire of the Captain: but she stopped me, agitatedly.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
  • “Mrs Crane”—began Isabel, agitatedly, but she was interrupted at once.

    Blind Policy George Manville Fenn
  • The telegram was crumpled in her pocket, and she took it out and re-read it agitatedly.

    One Man's View Leonard Merrick
  • Men were rushing into the building and rushing out again, agitatedly donning rubber coats and hats.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • agitatedly, it spread its wing-covers and flew away, droning loudly.

    Planet of Dread Murray Leinster
  • Five yards more, and Jak agitatedly began to bustle his family into movement.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • "He must be mad to have gone down himself," she said agitatedly.

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

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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