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Definition 1: disturbance usually in protest - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for agitation in the sense of this definition

(agitation is a kind of ...) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Definition 2: the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously) - [noun denoting act]

(agitation is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of agitation ) the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

(... is a kind of agitation ) agitating a liquid with an implement

"constant stirring prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan"

(... is a kind of agitation ) causing to move repeatedly from side to side

(... is a kind of agitation ) the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes

"vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"

Definition 3: the feeling of being agitated; not calm - [noun denoting feeling]

(agitation is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of agitation ) a feeling of restless agitation

(... is a kind of agitation ) a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

"he's got the fidgets" "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness"

(... is a kind of agitation ) an extreme state of worry and agitation

"his stewing over the fight kept him awake most of the night"

(... is a kind of agitation ) emotional agitation and excitement

(... is a kind of agitation ) violent agitation

Definition 4: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where agitation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the political ferment produced new leadership
  • social unrest

Synonyms for agitation in the sense of this definition

(agitation is a kind of ...) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

Definition 5: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance - [noun denoting state]

(agitation is a kind of ...) (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

"a manic state"

(... is a kind of agitation ) an unhappy and worried mental state

"there was too much anger and disturbance" "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

(... is a kind of agitation ) agitation resulting from active worry

"don't get in a stew" "he's in a sweat about exams"

(... is a kind of agitation ) an excited state of agitation

"he was in a dither" "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

(... is a kind of agitation ) loss of emotional control often resulting in emotional collapse

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