What is agitation?

  • (noun): A mental state of extreme emotional disturbance.
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More definitions of "agitation":

  • (noun): The feeling of being agitated; not calm.
  • (noun): The act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously).

Famous quotes containing the word agitation:

    It is human agitation, with all the vulgarity of needs small and great, with its flagrant disgust for the police who repress it, it is the agitation of all men ... that alone determines revolutionary mental forms, in opposition to bourgeois mental forms.
    Georges Bataille (1897–1962)

    POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914?)

    There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from the equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and manage a smile.
    Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)