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See also: Agitation
- The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being disrupted with violence, or with irregular action; commotion.
- During a storm the sea is in agitation.
- A disturbance of personal tranquillity; disturbance of someone's peace of mind.
- Synonym: perturbation
- She causes great agitation within me.
- Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.
- the antislavery agitation
- labor agitation
- After this conflict pro-independence agitation temporarily died down.
- 1856-1858, William H. Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip II:
- […] religious agitations […]
- (archaic) Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
- 1692, Roger L’Estrange, “ (please specify the fable number.) (please specify the name of the fable.)”, in Fables, of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists: […], London: […] R[ichard] Sare, […], OCLC 228727523:
- […] a logical agitation of the matter […]
- 1732, Jonathan Swift, The Advantages Proposed by Repealing the Sacramental Test
- […] the project now in agitation […]
act of agitating
a stirring; a disturbance of tranquility
excitement of public feeling
Declension of agitation
agitation f (plural agitations)
- choppiness (of water), turbulence (in air), swaying (of branch etc.)
- bustle (of street, room etc.); activity
- (nervous) agitation
- (social) unrest