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English noun: agitation

1. agitation (state) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Broader (hypernym)mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state

Narrower (hyponym)disturbance, dither, flap, fret, fuss, lather, perturbation, pother, stew, sweat, swither, tailspin, tizzy, upset

2. agitation (state) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

SamplesThe political ferment produced new leadership.
Social unrest.

Synonymsferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest

Broader (hypernym)Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval

3. agitation (feeling) the feeling of being agitated; not calm

Broader (hypernym)feeling

Narrower (hyponym)fidget, fidgetiness, restlessness, stewing, stir, tumult, turmoil, unrest


4. agitation (act) disturbance usually in protest

Synonymsexcitement, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval

Broader (hypernym)disturbance

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

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)shake, shaking, stirring, wag, waggle, worrying

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