Synonyms for agitation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : aj-i-tey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌædʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Définition of agitation

Origin :
  • 1560s, "mental tossing to and fro," from French agitation, from Latin agitationem (nominative agitatio) "motion, agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of agitare "move to and fro," frequentative of agere in its sense of "to drive" (see act (n.)).
  • noun shaking, mixing
Example sentences :
  • Eudora persevered in silence, but her agitation obviously increased.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It might be well for him to reflect that agitation was a two-edged sword.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Burke retained his manner of serene indifference to the other's agitation.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The sight of her agitation silenced the singers, and they gazed at her in surprise.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • Her face had a bright, pleased expression, and showed no trace of fatigue or agitation.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • For a while she was silent, but her eyes and clasping fingers were restless and showed her agitation.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • His feelings were habitually manifested by the agitation of his limbs.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • In his agitation Peter let the remainder of the flowers fall.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • When we wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • But he was not to let her see the evidences of his agitation, lest she be frightened.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for agitation

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