Definition of 'agitation'
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The latter can counteract anxiety and agitation, and has been shown to rise after yoga and meditation. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Why are important strands of popular political and social agitation omitted? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Nor is there much agitation for political liberalisation to accompany the new economic freedoms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No evidence of political agitation could be found against him. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)Police brutality and the clearing of land from indigenous people has caused agitation for some time. The Sun (2013)This in turn will increase his agitation, reinforce the behaviour and so make things worse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Paraguay took heart from a second-half display that caused England agitation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That satisfied the public 's agitation, but there was no guarantee that another panic might not erupt in the future. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)Does he accept that the public agitation, and the inflammatory comments on websites and elsewhere, could have dangerous implications? Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was great agitation for the enlargement of the franchise by the working class, and it seemed most unlikely that this class voice could be simply ignored. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)And this one-sided tale of woe fuels a lopsided view of youth - as well as public agitation for still more draconian laws and punishments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'agitation'
British English: agitation NOUN
If someone is in a state of agitation, they are very worried or upset, and show this in their behaviour, movements, or voice.
He returned to his father's house in a state of intense agitation.
Definition of agitation from the Collins English Dictionary
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