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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing or tending to cause anger or resentment;
- Example: "a provoking delay at the airport"
[syn: agitative, agitating, provoking]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Agitate \Ag"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Agitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Agitating.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See Act, Agent.] 1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel. "Winds . . . agitate the air." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To move or actuate. [R.] --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 3. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated. [1913 Webster] The mind of man is agitated by various passions. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 4. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 5. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs. [1913 Webster] Syn: To move; shake; excite; rouse; disturb; distract; revolve; discuss; debate; canvass. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

agitating \agitating\ adj. 1. causing or tending to cause anger or resentment. Syn: agitative, provoking. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

agitating adj 1: causing or tending to cause anger or resentment; "a provoking delay at the airport" [syn: agitative, agitating, provoking]