Definition of agitation :
1. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
2. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
4. 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.
unease, stew, concern, boycott, furore, strain, deliriousness, uneasiness, uplift, hullabaloo, fluster, flap, 9/11, storm, flutter, tempest, rampage, calm, roll, bioterrorism, upheaval, fury, 7/7, solicitude, rage, helter-skelter, fermentation, toing and froing, zymolysis, sweat, anxiousness, oscillation, hysteria, vibration, upset, care, unrest, distraction, upthrow, fermenting, zymosis, order, bounce, civil disobedience, excitation, anarchy, tempestuousness, nervousness, ferment, lather, delirium, confusion, fever, fervour, tumult, distress, agita, pressure, agriterrorism, tension, shake, concernment, stir, worry, apprehensiveness, stress, quiver, dither, uproar, sway, nervosity, to-do, barricade, wiggle, wobble, upthrust, apostasy
excitement (part of speech: noun)
agitation (part of speech: noun)
fear (part of speech: noun)
feeling (part of speech: noun)
vigor (part of speech: noun)
eagerness, industriousness, gusto, lustiness, fervency, sprightliness, excitement, passion, liveliness, puissance, verve, enthusiasm, zeal, spirit, activity, power, earnestness, zest, relish, energy, ardency, agility, strength, vigor, potency, vim, exuberance, animation, friskiness
- In the early morning she hurried to her new mistress in great agitation and with white lips told her of her strange visitor. - "Legends of the Rhine", Wilhelm Ruland.
- Some one was leaning up against the doorway, studying her in his turn, and at sight of him Peggy's heart gave a wild dance of agitation. - "More About Peggy", Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey.
- Marsham's changed and rapid tone had betrayed some agitation in the mind behind; but Diana did not notice it. - "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.