Definitions of agitation

  1. a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. disturbance usually in protest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the feeling of being agitated; not calm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of exciting or arousing; excitement; open, active discussion; violent motion or emotion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Intense excitement. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Commotion: perturbation of mind: discussion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Disturbance; discussion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Violent motion or emotion; open, active discussion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Agitator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The act of agitating or shaking; the state of being agitated; commotion; perturbation; discussion; act of arousing attention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The putting into violent motion; excitement of the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Constant and fatiguing motion of the body, Tyrbe, Tyrba'sia, In'quies,-or distressing mental inquietude,-An'imi Agita'tio. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. Moving, shaking; commotion, disturbance, (mental or physical); debate, discussion; keeping of a matter constantly before the public; public excitement. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. Act of agitating, or state of being agitated; - perturbation of mind; - discussion. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The act of moving any things; the state of being moved; discussion, controversial examination; perturbation, disturbance of the thoughts; deliberation, the state of being consulted upon. Complete Dictionary