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agitation

ag·i·ta·tion

agitation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae j teI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of disturbing or stirring up.
similar words:
consternation, disturbance, fret, turbulence
definition 2: the condition resulting from such an act; turmoil or disturbance.
The suspect's agitation increased when the officers began to question him about his past.
antonyms:
calm, peace, tranquillity
similar words:
consternation, convulsion, disturbance, fret, nerve, stir, tempest
definition 3: the stirring up of public unrest or controversy over some social or political issue.
The leader of the movement believed that agitation was the only way to bring about change.
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derivation: agitational (adj.)
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