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synonyms for agitation

  • disturbance
  • turbulence
  • turmoil
  • unrest
  • upheaval
  • commotion
  • discomposure
  • stirring
  • tizzy
  • churning
  • rocking
  • tossing

antonyms for agitation

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  • calm
  • harmony
  • order
  • peace
  • tranquility
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How to use agitation in a sentence

In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Santa Cruz embraced him, with more agitation than his stately mien might have announced.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But agitation unlocks wayward fancies and sends them scurrying inopportunely across the very foreground of the mind.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The agitation for Tenant-Right in Ireland is destined to fail—in fact, has virtually failed already.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Thus the great inquiry ended; but public agitation did not cease.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
But there was nothing else to do, so she went to bed, and tossed there for hours in a sort of monotonous agitation.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
She stood before him with lowered eyelids, her bosom heaving still from the agitation of fear his closeness had aroused in her.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
She sunk into Mr. Bumbles arms; and that gentleman, in his agitation, imprinted a passionate kiss upon her chaste nose.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
What an agitation, and at the same time what an unhealthy stimulus to his over-sensibility!
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
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WORDS RELATED TO AGITATION

  • agitation
  • campaign
  • clash
  • conflict
  • contest
  • controversy
  • crusade
  • debate
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • strife
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.