[ US /ˈædʒəˌteɪtɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˈæd‍ʒɪtˌe‍ɪtɐ/ ]
  1. one who agitates; a political troublemaker
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How To Use agitator In A Sentence

  • When I mentioned that I couldn't quite see that it was the lack of thrift, the intemperance, and the depravity of a half-starved child of six that made it work twelve hours every night in a Southern cotton mill, these sisters of Judy O'Grady attacked my private life and called me an "agitator" -- as though that, forsooth, settled the argument. Revolution, and Other Essays
  • He won power in an election that year and consolidated his position in an imperial coup of 1851 after which his government arrested agitators to deport them and he became a hated despot, the enemy of republicanism.
  • There was an erroneous assumption that the sticky foam would be used as an anti-personnel weapon, and visions of an agitator with his head covered with a blob of foam prevented a more careful analysis of the intended use of the foam.
  • In short, it can encourage faith in the professional negotiator rather than the revolutionary agitator.
  • Seen from the perspective of the locals Ming, or the Barsoomians the earthman can be seen as an outside political agitator, similar in some ways to Zorro. Archive 2008-06-01
  • The genuine protestors were joined by outside agitators, intent on encouraging violence.
  • Many try to communicate with the agitators and policemen to find out what the hubbub is all about.
  • The genuine protestors were joined by outside agitators, intent on encouraging violence.
  • Despite the striker conceding that he has been guilty of injudicious comments, he feels hard done by in being considered by some to be an agitator too ready to put his concerns ahead of those of his team.
  • But the film also shows that society does not see him as such: it sees only an FOB, a supernumerary worker in a cheap laundromat, a potential Communist agitator.
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