Word of the Day Archive
Thursday October 4, 2012
1. Agitation; anxiety.
2. Heartburn; indigestion.
And my being named after the patron saint of love, St. Valentine, when I've had nothing but agita in romance just makes it more painfully ironic.
-- Rosanna Chiofalo, Bellla Fortuna
I'm eighty-two years old and I don't need this agita in my life!
-- Rita Lakin, Getting Old Is Murder
Agita was coined in America in the 1980s. It comes from the Italian word agitare meaning "to bother."