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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.

Synonyms:

unease, barricade, deliriousness, oscillation, pressure, worry, tempest, turmoil, flutter, toing and froing, upthrust, fervour, nervousness, hysteria, sway, anarchy, flap, unrest, uneasiness, shake, stir, upset, fermenting, ferment, anxiousness, distraction, lather, uproar, quiver, fury, sweat, bounce, fever, helter-skelter, strain, to-do, upthrow, rage, concernment, roll, concern, fluster, calm, stew, civil disobedience, upheaval, agriterrorism, nervosity, wobble, order, tumult, bioterrorism, zymosis, dither, uplift, furore, storm, confusion, care, 7/7, rampage, distress, apprehensiveness, tension, delirium, excitation, agita, excitement, vibration, solicitude, wiggle, zymolysis, fermentation, apostasy, 9/11, hullabaloo, stress, boycott, tempestuousness.

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