agitator agitator  /ˈæ dʒə ˌteɪ tər/


  • (n) one who agitates; a political troublemaker


  1. His generation knew him as a radical political agitator; ours shrugs off a holy man with romantic notions of a pure, pre-industrial life.
  2. Since then he has performed such bold acts as to order on his own responsibility while Governor of Bombay the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, potent agitator.
  3. The source: Wolverine Productions, the Michigan home base of antigovernment agitator and shortwave-radio broadcaster Mark Koernke.


  1. Hawks' Bolland at home on 3rd line

    After bouncing between lines, Hawks center comfortable in defensive role with some offense Dave Bolland at his best: He's an agitator who always has a little something extra for an opponent when they least expect it and a talented center who can make the big play.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Brad Marchand, Andrew Shaw perfect art of agitation in Stanley Cup Final

    After Andrew Shaw’s deflection lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 triple-overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, it appeared the Bruins were prepared to push back by rolling out their own feisty agitator, Brad Marchand.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Julien: Bruins don’t gameplan for ‘Mr. Shaw’

    "We know he's an agitator, we know he's good at embellishing, too."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProHockeyTalk


  1. McCain said King "was called an agitator, a troublemaker, a malcontent, and a disturber of the peace. These are often the terms applied to men and women of conscience who will not endure cruelty, nor abide injustice. We hear them to this day _ in...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "Carl Icahn bought his stock two months ago for an estimated average cost of less than $25 per share," Bostock and Yang said. "He is well-known as a corporate agitator with a short-term approach to his investments."
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Jerry Yang Source:

  3. "They made a historical mistake, and I say it was more than a mistake, it was a deliberate action to get rid of a nuisance agitator in Western Canada," said Martin.
    on Nov 16, 2009 By: Pat Martin Source:

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