Definition of agita in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈajətə/


1Indigestion: I ain’t a healthy guy! My stomach can’t take this agita
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  • Until then, worrying about it will only give you agita.
1.1Anxiety, stress, or aggravation: there will be times when he causes the Democratic leadership some agita
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  • A six-year-old change in tax law is giving the Internal Revenue Service some agita.
  • The assignment would've given even the best Broadway producer agita: Stage Sophocles's Antigone in 72 hours, no holds barred.
  • These are the four phrases that characterized the source of today's agita.


1980s: from Italian agitare 'agitate, shake'.

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Syllabification: ag·i·ta

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