Synonyms for agitation

Synonyms for (noun) agitation

Synonyms: agitation

Definition: the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo, excitement, agitation

Definition: disturbance usually in protest

Similar words: disturbance

Definition: the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion


Synonyms: agitation

Definition: the feeling of being agitated; not calm

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: unrest, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, agitation

Definition: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

Usage: the political ferment produced new leadership; social unrest

Similar words: Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval

Definition: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

Usage: the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence


Synonyms: agitation

Definition: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Similar words: mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state

Definition: (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

Usage: a manic state