agitating agitating  /ˈæ dʒə ˌteɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) causing or tending to cause anger or resentment



  1. It still is, although Pravda has long since changed from agitating agin the Government to agitating for, Another Pravda founder, Joseph Stalin, sees to that.
  2. Nutrition activists are agitating for a panoply of initiatives that would bring the government between you and your waistline.
  3. For most of the men and women appearing here, the best therapy was getting active: agitating for veterans' rights and a greater awareness of the war's human cost.


  1. 5 Contrarian Warning Signs Stock Market Is Too High

    The stock market has been very agitating for the bears as the SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ) vaulted a remarkable 16% this year and 25% in the past 12 months. Like a broken clock that's
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Sony shares rally as Loeb ups his stake

    You're doing better Sony ( SNE ), but not good enough... yet. That's the latest message from Dan Loeb, the firebrand hedge fund manager known for vociferously agitating for changes at some of the world's largest tech firms.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. "As we get closer to camp, it would be ideal to sign a tough, agitating centre or another player we think adds a dimension we need to fit as a complimentary player," Holland said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Ken Holland Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "We will remove obstacles so that Brazil can grow in an accelerated way," Silva said. "Brazil can't continue to be prisoner held in a web of invisible steel, debating and agitating, without seeing the fabric that holds it back."
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Lula da Silva Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Mr Velayati, referring to the US, said: "Those who are agitating against our interests want that we reject the [international] offer. As a consequence, it's in our interests to accept it."
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Ali Akbar Velayati Source: Times Online

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