the act or process of agitating
; state of being agitated
She left in great agitation.
persistent urging of a political or social cause or theory before the public.
Also called psychomotor agitation. psychological and physical restlessness, manifested by pacing, hand-wringing, or other activity, sometimes occurring as a symptom of severe depression, schizophrenia, or other mental disorder.
< Latin agitātiōn-
(stem of agitātiō
); see agitate
agitational, adjectiveoveragitation, nounpreagitation, nounproagitation, adjectivereagitation, nounsuperagitation, noununderagitation, noun
tumult, storm; unrest, disquiet; struggle, conflict; perturbation, ado. Agitation, disturbance, excitement, turmoil
imply inner unrest, uneasiness, or apprehension. Agitation
implies a shaken state of emotions, usually perceptible in the face or movements: With evident agitation she opened the telegram. Disturbance
implies an inner disquiet caused by worry, indecision, apprehension, or the like: Long-continued mental disturbance is a cause of illness. Excitement
implies a highly emotional state caused by either agreeable or distressing circumstances: excitement over a proposed trip, unexpected good news, a fire. Turmoil
suggests such a struggle or conflict of emotions that one is unable to think consecutively: Her thoughts were in a hopeless turmoil. 2.
debate, discussion, argument.