Crossword clues for agitation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Agitation \Ag`i*ta"tion\, n. [L. agitatio: cf. F. agitation.]
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.
A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation. ``Religious agitations.''
Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
A logical agitation of the matter.
The project now in agitation.
Syn: Emotion; commotion; excitement; trepidation; tremor; perturbation. See Emotion.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, "mental tossing to and fro," from French agitation, from Latin agitationem (nominative agitatio) "motion, agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of agitare "move to and fro," frequentative of agere in its sense of "to drive" (see act (n.)).
n. 1 The act of agitate, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion. 2 A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation. 3 Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc. 4 examine or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
n. a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
the feeling of being agitated; not calm [ant: calmness]
the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
Agitation may refer to:
- Agitation (action), putting into motion by shaking or stirring, often to achieve mixing
- An emotional state of excitement or restlessness
- Psychomotor agitation, an extreme form of the above, which can be part of a mental illness or a side effect of anti-psychotic medication
- Agitation (dementia), a symptom of dementia
- Political agitation or demonstration (protest), political activities in which an agitator urges people to do something
- Agitation and Propaganda against the State, a former criminal offence in communist Albania
- Anti-Soviet agitation, a former criminal offence in the Soviet Union
In arts and entertainment:
- Agitation, a Miles Davis song on his album E.S.P.
- Agitated, a Devo song on their album Total Devo
- Agitated, a song by the band Muse
Agitation often accompanies dementia and often precedes the diagnosis of common age-related disorders of cognition such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). More than 80% of people who develop AD eventually become agitated or aggressive.
Usage examples of "agitation".
The pious Agaric organised public meetings so as to keep up the agitation.
But it is a little silly for an agitator to cry thief when the success of his agitation has led to the adoption of his ideas.
Hair that was turned up at the ends of it into little curls by the wind fell all about him--over his eyes, spreading into an American sharp-pointed beard under his chin, making his legs like the legs of an Eskimo, waving in frantic agitation all round his stump of a tail.
The dismal holding area imprisoned at least fifty beingsall different, most having not the slightest resemblance to anything humanresting apathetically or moving about in frenetic agitation.
The start was followed by a shout, which passed swiftly along the canal, and an eager agitation of heads that went from balcony to balcony, till the sympathetic movement was communicated to the grave load under which the Bucentaur labored.
Newt, appearing and disappearing rapidly in his agitation, buzzed around the fissure.
Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of this policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of the policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Yet under the operation of that policy this agitation has not only not ceased, but it has been constantly augmented.
Although she stood erect and utterly still, with her face calm and imperturbable, inwardly Centaine was seething with agitation, and Dandy Lass picked it up from her.
Rupert and the twins, with Choc bustling behind them like a nursemaid, all petticoats and agitation, dashed through the legs of the company shouting.
Caffeine, we now know, can bring with it, in sufficient quantity, restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, diuresis, gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia, periods of inexhaustibility, psychomotor agitation, and several other of the well-known conditions of our accelerated times.