a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest(noun)
a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
"the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
the feeling of being agitated; not calm
agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)
disturbance usually in protest
fervor, upthrow, upthrust, tempestuousness, turmoil, turbulence, excitement, unrest, ferment, hullabaloo, uplift, excitation, exhilaration, fervour, fermentation, convulsion, tumult, upheaval, inflammation
the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion.
After a storm the sea is in agitation.
A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation.
She causes great agitation within me.
Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.
Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A storm is properly a disturbance of the atmosphere, with or without rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning. Thus we have rain-storm, snow-storm, etc., and by extension, magnetic storm. A tempest is a storm of extreme violence, always attended with some precipitation, as of rain, from the atmosphere. In the moral and figurative use, storm and tempest are not closely discriminated, except that tempest commonly implies greater intensity. We speak of agitation of feeling, disturbance of mind, a storm of passion, a tempest of rage.
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How to use agitation in a sentence?
I was 11 when the Germans invaded Holland. I remember seeing the planes flying overhead and sensing the great agitation of my parents. I thought we might get bombed or we might not get enough food, but the idea that we faced another threat because we were Jewish didn’t even enter my head. My mother was a Parisian Catholic, and although my father had registered us as Jewish in Amsterdam in 1938 — he wanted us to be part of the Jewish community, like the rest of his Dutch family — my older sister and I weren’t really brought up as Jewish.
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
If it had not been for the discontent of a few fellows who had not been satisfied with their conditions, you would still be living in caves. Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation.
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. ..And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.
Translations for agitation
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- бъркане, възбуда, вълнение, агитацияBulgarian
- Agitation, AufwühlungGerman
- αναστάτωση, αναβρασμός, αναταραχήGreek
- agitación, inquietud, desasosiegoSpanish
- mì-shuaimhneasScottish Gaelic
- agitatie, opwinding, troebelenDutch
- agitație, agitareRomanian
- возбужде́ние, смяте́ние, волне́ние, беспоко́йствоRussian
- hets, uppviglingSwedish
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