What does agitation mean?

Definitions for agitation
ˌædʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃənag·i·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitationnoun

    a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

  2. agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrestnoun

    a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

    "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"

  3. agitationnoun

    the feeling of being agitated; not calm

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest

  5. agitationnoun

    the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

Wiktionary

  1. agitationnoun

    The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion.

    After a storm the sea is in agitation.

  2. agitationnoun

    A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation.

    She causes great agitation within me.

  3. agitationnoun

    Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.

  4. agitationnoun

    Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.

  5. Etymology: From agitation, from agitatio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Agitationnoun

    Etymology: from agitate, agitatio, Lat.

    Putrefaction asketh rest; for the subtle motion which putrefaction requireth, is disturbed by any agitation. Francis Bacon.

    A kind of a school question is started in this fable, upon reason and instinct: and whether this deliberative proceeding of the crow, was not rather a logical agitation of the matter. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    A great perturbation in nature! to receive at once the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of watching. In this slumbry agitation, besides her walking, and other actual performances, what, at any time, have you heard her say? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    His mother could no longer bear the agitations of so many passions as thronged upon her. Tatler, №. 55.

    The project now in agitation for repealing of the test act, and yet leaving the name of an establishment to the present national church, is inconsistent. Jonathan Swift, Miscell.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agitationnoun

    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

  2. Agitationnoun

    a stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation

  3. Agitationnoun

    excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation

  4. Agitationnoun

    examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of agitation in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Douglas:

    The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

  2. Raneshwar Sing Kishan:

    There is so much similarity between Farmers protest and Jan Lokpal agitation. Some leaders are same, the method is similar. Jan Lokpal movement turned out to be bogus with its leaders planted by Govt only in people. The benefit of Janlokpal agitation was reaped by only its leaders who enjoy all luxury now and the protesters felt ditched only by them. Protesting farmers should keep an eye on its leaders as who they meet in private.

  3. Raneshwar Sing Kishan:

    J P Andolan was bogus, Janlokpal movement was a drama, Patel agitation was a dirty game. The protestors leaders were found to be politicians and govt planted people only. This farmers protest is going in the same direction. Poor farmers are likely to feel cheated

  4. Amanda Lacaze:

    There's a reasonable level of agitation in every part of the supply chain which is saying (the industry situation) is not good.

  5. Drew Astolfi:

    It took a little bit of agitation and cajoling. But for a lot of people, it wasn't enough to get them to file, for a lot of those people, you needed to tell them we're going to have a night where we're talking to an accountant.

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