Adjective "agitators" definition and examples

(Agitators may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈadʒɪteɪtə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who urges others to protest or rebel.
  1. 'The video footages clearly showed that despite policemen showing a lot of restraint, the agitators provoked them, culminating in the police using force.'
  2. 'Furthermore, the authorities must speed up the investigative checks on the detained protesters to ensure that those who were lured into the protest by agitators are set free as soon as possible to return to their loved ones.'
  3. 'In short, it can encourage faith in the professional negotiator rather than the revolutionary agitator.'
  4. 'Thus, for the government, the riots were outbursts of anarchic criminality, often fomented by outside agitators.'
  5. 'But for many the policy evokes a chapter of the country's history they would wish to forget - the McCarthy-inspired witch-hunts of the 1950s, aimed at rooting out communist agitators.'
  6. 'Less well known is the fact that she was a Communist and an agitator all her adult life, campaigning against war and exploitation.'
  7. 'Depending on ideological preference, people blamed politicians or generals, Communist agitators or Fascist fifth columnists, school-teachers or industrialists, the middle classes or the working classes.'
  8. 'In the recent past, there have been protests wherein agitators had either blindfolded themselves or gagged their mouths to express their ire.'
  9. 'He was a constant agitator against the Communist government that rose to power in 1948, and was jailed for nine months in 1950 for one of his writings.'
  10. 'This is the language one traditionally associates with authoritarian rulers who regard social protests to be merely the work of irresponsible agitators.'
An apparatus for stirring liquid.
  1. 'I can turn on any agitator or pump with this system.'
  2. 'The agitator or pulsator is a propeller-like device, usually a concave disc fixed to the center, that creates the vertical-axis rotating action.'
  3. 'The G family of alloys has excellent resistance to phosphoric acid and has been used in wet-process phosphoric acid evaporators, agitator shafts, pumps, and in the handling of superphosphoric acid.'
  4. 'Applications include valve nuts, cam bearings, impellers, hangers in pickling baths, agitators, crane gears and connecting rods.'

More definitions

1. a person who stirs up others in order to upset the status quo and further a political, social, or other cause: The boss said he would fire any union agitators.

2. a machine or device for agitating and mixing.

More examples(as adjective)

"unrests can be agitators."

"statehoods can be agitators."

Origin

(agitator)