Synonyms for agitator

Grammar : Noun
Spell : aj-i-tey-ter
Phonetic Transcription : ˈædʒ ɪˌteɪ tər

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Définition of agitator

Origin :
  • 1640s, agent noun from agitate (v.); originally "elected representative of the common soldiers in Cromwell's army," who brought grievances (chiefly over lack of pay) to their officers and Parliament.
  • Political sense is first recorded 1734, and negative overtones began with its association with Irish patriots such as Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847). Historically, in American English, often with outside and referring to people who stir up a supposedly contented class or race. Latin agitator meant "a driver, a charioteer."
  • noun person who disturbs, causes trouble
Example sentences :
  • To think the mother was afraid he would turn out an agitator!
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • You'd never dream that he was an agitator or that he'd want to lead a rebellion.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • He understands the Irish agitator, but the English Separatist beats him.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Since he was a boy firing a locomotive engine, he has been an agitator.
  • Extract from : « The Debs Decision » by Scott Nearing
  • This is hardly the tone of the agitator as known to us to-day.
  • Extract from : « Victorian Worthies » by George Henry Blore
  • For instance, the House elects Papineau, the agitator, speaker.
  • Extract from : « Canada: the Empire of the North » by Agnes C. Laut
  • The Nationalisation of the Dinner-jacket would be death to the Agitator.
  • Extract from : « Ambrotox and Limping Dick » by Oliver Fleming
  • It was Bunny's father, the agitator and anarchistic lecturer.
  • Extract from : « Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants » by H. Irving Hancock
  • Sumner was ever after in great demand as a speaker and anti-Southern agitator.
  • Extract from : « Expansion and Conflict » by William E. Dodd
  • "Pisistratus, you are as great an agitator as your namesake," cried my father, smiling.
  • Extract from : « The Caxtons, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Antonyms for agitator

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