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Agitation meaning

agitation - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
  4. 4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
  5. 5. Disturbance; discussion.

agitation - examples of usage

  1. Of course, those at play with him pretended not to know where he was hiding, and it was most amusing to witness his agitation as they passed. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. His agitation, after an evening spent between the two women, was extreme. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Mary felt his agitation without looking at him; she felt convinced that she knew what it was that he wished to say to her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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