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What does agitation mean?
Agitation is the state or feeling of being agitated—anxious, bothered, or worried, as in There is a lot of agitation among the employees who have not yet been paid.
It also commonly refers to the act or process of agitating—shaking up, stirring up, or causing something to move around roughly, as in The agitation of the water by strong winds has caused it to become very choppy.
The verb agitate is also used in a more specific way to mean to attempt to promote support or opposition for a political or social cause, especially by repeatedly raising the issue and bringing awareness to it. The act of doing this can be called agitation, and a person who does this can be called an agitator.
Example: You could hear Mom’s agitation growing with each additional time she asked Tim to take out the garbage.
Where does agitation come from?
The first records of the word agitation come from around the mid-1500s. It ultimately comes from the Latin verb agitāre, meaning “to set in motion.” The suffix -ion indicates an action or condition.
In most of its senses, agitation involves stirring things up or setting things in motion in a way that’s a bit messy or turbulent. The feeling of agitation involves your emotions being stirred up by something that’s frustrating, annoying, or stressful. The agitation of physical things usually involves them being literally stirred up, such as the ocean being stirred up by storm. Agitation in a political context involves stirring things up to make a change, especially in a way that’s a little controversial.
In psychology, psychomotor agitation is a symptom of some psychological disorders that involves physical restlessness, including things like pacing and handwringing.
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What are some other forms related to agitation?
- agitational (adjective)
- overagitation (noun)
- agitate (verb)
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How is agitation used in real life?
When it involves feelings of anxiousness, agitation is typically used in negative situations. When it refers to political activity, agitation usually implies that there is controversy or contentiousness involved.
I don't care how tiny the argument is, if you say "whatever" to me then I instantly reach a whole new level of agitation.
— Marie Gaumont (@MarieGaumont) April 1, 2013
Authenticity isn't just about the ability to express anger and agitation. It's also about the willingness to accept agency and accountability. If you're only doing the former, you're not keeping it 100%. You're mailing it in at 50%
— T.K. Coleman (@TK_Coleman) December 9, 2018
thinking about my Sicilian great-great grandfather Vincenzo who tried and failed to do pro-independence "bring back the Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies" political agitation in the 1880s before being unceremoniously exiled to the United States
— ghost denier (@coronarycommie) July 29, 2020
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of agitation?
How to use agitation in a sentence
Though the Palmdale station was a five-minute drive from his house, his agitation signaled to him that it was time to relocate to what he’d hoped would be a less relentless outpost.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Punjabi Sikhs led similar agitations that called for better government support of agriculture.The Farmers' Protests Are a Turning Point for India's Democracy—and the World Can No Longer Ignore That|Simran Jeet Singh|February 12, 2021|Time
My lower-back pain was at its worst, and running only added to the agitation.5 Pieces of Gear That Help Me Stay Active During Winter|Jakob Schiller|February 11, 2021|Outside Online
Born into old New York money, he disdained the populist agitation that was sweeping the West.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun, America was shimmering with the stirrings of social agitation.
The threat of Russian military intervention combined with separatist agitation in eastern Ukraine already is bearing results.Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will|Jamie Dettmer|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grassroots agitation in favor of Russia has become less spontaneous and more focused in recent days.
Instead of the agitation I had feared, I found myself able to paint there tranquilly.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.
When Stanhope entered to him, he found his guest lying on a sofa, in a high state of fever, both from his wounds and agitation.
Santa Cruz embraced him, with more agitation than his stately mien might have announced.
But agitation unlocks wayward fancies and sends them scurrying inopportunely across the very foreground of the mind.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The agitation for Tenant-Right in Ireland is destined to fail—in fact, has virtually failed already.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley