dexterous; light-footed, spry, flitting, lightsome, winged, tripping, Brit. Inf. nippy.
3. smart, bright, alert, Inf.on the ball; quick-witted, keen sharp, acute,
agility, n.1. nimbleness, sprightliness, litheness, coordination, Dial,
gainliness; quickness, fleet-footedness, fleetness, swiftness, rapidity.
2. activity, liveliness, aliveness, bustle, briskness, dapperness; suppleness, deftness, dextrousness; light-footedness, spryness, sprightliness; celerity, alacrity, legerity, Brit. Inf. nippiness.
3. smartness, alertness, wit, quick wit, quick-wittedness; acumen, perception, discernment.
agitate, v. 1. disturb, shake, shake up, churn, churn up, (of water, wine, etc.)
roil, (of water, wine, etc.) Chiefly U.S.
rile; commove, convulse, upheave, heave; toss, wave, brandish.
2. perturb, disquiet, discompose, discountenance, ruffle, fluster, flutter, flurry, distract, unsettle, put out; alarm, trouble, upset; shock, jolt, jar, stagger, rock, rattle, pull one up short.
3. arouse, excite, suscitate, foment, impassion, stir
up, work up, wind up, whip up, fire up, inflame, en kindle, ignite, touch off, light the spark; incite, instigate, provoke, sow the seeds of, stir the embers, fan the fire, add fuel to the flames, Inf.start something.
4. debate, discuss, moot, bandy words oropinions; canvass, talk over, go over, SI.kick orknock around; argue, dispute, contend, controvert, wrangle, Scot. argle-bargle, SI.hassle.
5. consider, weigh, deliberate; contemplate, muse, brood, reflect, ponder, meditate, excogitate; revolve, turn over, sort out, think out, puzzle out; plan, devise, plot.
agitated, adj.1. uneasy, ill-at-ease, restless, restive, shaky, jumpy, nervous, twitchy, jittery, fidgety.
2. disturbed, perturbed, distracted, unsettled, disquieted, discomposed, ruffled, flustered; aquiver, atwitter, wrought-up, worked-up, in an uproar, in a dither, in a titter, Archaic, in a pucker, Inf.in a tizzy, Inf.in a stew orsweat, Inf.steamed-up, SI.worked up into a lather, SI.lathered-up, SI.in a lather, SI.all shook up, SI.all hot and bothered, U.S. SI.
hopped-up; frantic, frenzied, mad, maddened, corybantic, blue in the face.
3. aroused, excited, impassioned, stirred-up, woundup, whipped-up, whipped into a frenzy, fired-up, in
agitation, n.1. arousal, excitation, fomentation,
suscitation, inflammation; demagoguery, rabble-rousing, agitprop; incitement, instigation, provocation.
2. turbulence, turmoil, storm, upheaval, chaos; tumult, uproar, commotion, ado, to-do, hubbub, bother, stir, Inf.stew, Inf.tizzy, SI.lather, Archaic, pucker.
3. disquiet, unrest, disturbance, excitement, distraction; trepidation, uneasiness, fear and trembling.
4. debate, open orpublic debate, discussion, argument, disputation.
agitator, n.1. demagogue, rabble-rouser, soap-box orator; inciter, instigator, provoker, fomenter, agitprop, labor baiter, Fr. agent provocateur;
firebrand, incendiary, rebel, insurgent, insurrectionist, radical; troublemaker, mischief maker, stormy petrel, ringleader.
2. mixer, beater, blender, churn; shaker, jiggler, vi brator; whisk, eggbeater, paddle,
agnostic, n.1. skeptic, nullifidian, unbeliever, doubter, disbeliever, questioner, cynic, doubting Thomas, Pyrrhonist; empiricist, materialist, phenome-nalist; freethinker, atheist; heretic, scismatic, backslider; infidel, pagan, heathen.
-adj.2. skeptical, doubting, nullifidian, unbelieving, incredulous, cynical, disbelieving, questioning, distrustful, Pyrrhonistic; free-thinking, atheistic, godless, faithless; pagan, heathen, heathenish, infidel; irreligious, irreverent, scoffing,
agnosticism, n.skepticism, unbelief, Pyrrhonism, doubt, disbelief; incredulity, incredulousness, cynicism; empiricism, materialism, phenomenalism; heresy, atheism, freethinking.
ago, adj.1. gone, gone by, bygone, past, Archaic. agone; former, quondam, earlier, previous, aforetime, prior, antecedent.
My Account / Test History
I put my watch with the radio news.
I set my watch by the radio news.