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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


Antonymscalmness

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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