[ UK /ˌæd‍ʒɪtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌædʒəˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. disturbance usually in protest
  2. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    social unrest
    the political ferment produced new leadership
  3. the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
  4. the feeling of being agitated; not calm
  5. a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
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How To Use agitation In A Sentence

  • It had been always understood, by watchful politicians, that the Repeal agitation slumbered only until the reinstalment of a Conservative administration. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
  • Now the agitation in the country and the violent disorder it threatened could be directed against the Government.
  • There is growing agitation for reform of local government.
  • Meanwhile taking strong note of the police behaviour towards peaceful students demonstration leaders of the central university andolan samiti have threatened to intensify their agitation in support of their demands. NC-Congress coalition government responsible for the agitation on Central University issue
  • There is growing agitation for reform of local government.
  • This in turn will increase his agitation, reinforce the behaviour and so make things worse. Times, Sunday Times
  • The people are feeling so terrified that they are moving into shells and developing a typical aversion towards any kind of agitational path or protest movements. Archive 2006-06-01
  • Of course, this is followed by walkouts from the Assembly, dharnas, gheraos, bandhs and other forms of agitation.
  • Bonaparte could only fulfil what he called his destiny, by continual agitation; and this was well understood by himself and by his enemies. A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon For the Use of Schools and Colleges
  • It increased popular support by its association with the land reform agitation.
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