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noun as in shaking, mixing


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Laura attempted to go along with their realities to avoid agitation, which made her feel like she was living in “this weird, make-believe version” of the world.

From Vox

Soon after, he began to have episodes of extreme agitation, crawling on the floor and even hallucinating.

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.

From Time

My lower-back pain was at its worst, and running only added to the agitation.

Born into old New York money, he disdained the populist agitation that was sweeping the West.

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.

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.

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.

The agitation for Tenant-Right in Ireland is destined to fail—in fact, has virtually failed already.

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On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to agitation, such as: disturbance, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, upheaval, and commotion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.