agitation agitation  /ˌæ dʒə ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  2. (n) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
  3. (n) the feeling of being agitated; not calm
  4. (n) disturbance usually in protest
  5. (n) the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)


  1. Instead, pay attention to any increase in agitation or impulsivity, particularly when treatment is started or if the dosage is increased.
  2. Music therapists work with family members and other caregivers to choose familiar songs--such as Home on the Range--to calm the agitation.
  3. Although police ultimately restrained him, Martin believes his agitation was worthwhile because it attracted new recruits.


  1. Thousands Gather for Protests in Brazil’s Largest Cities

    Agitation had begun with small protests against bus-fare increases, then evolved into a broader movement against the country’s high cost of living and lavish new stadium projects.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation

    There is a stark contrast between pilots and titans in Titanfall , the new multiplayer-centric shooter from Respawn Entertainment. As a footsoldier, players are mice - hard to hit and scurrying from one crumbled hovel to the next. The titans stand tall, lumbering death dealers in a constant sense of agitation, ever at the ready and percolating with malevolent intent. It makes for a very ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Joystiq


  1. "She has expressed to me very strongly that her father not be the conservator," Streisand said. "There has been an estrangement for quite some time. With him as conservator, that is causing her more agitation and more distress."
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Barbra Streisand Source: USA Today

  2. As there were no signs of a breakthrough in the impasse, Tata Motors yesterday said "it has been constrained to suspend the construction and commissioning work at the Nano plant in Singur in view of continued confrontation and agitation at the...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Ratan Tata Source: Business Standard

  3. Mr Costello says his refusal to back Shell's bid for Woodside Petroleum in 2001 "caused a great deal of agitation" in Treasury, which had already prepared a news release announcing the Shell bid would be approved.
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Peter Costello Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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