agitation

Part of speech: noun

Violent motion or emotion; open, active discussion.

Part of speech: noun

Agitator.

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Usage examples "agitation":

  1. He entered the room as the clock struck nine, accompanied by an assistant, their appearance produced some agitation in the family; but the doctor entered into conversation on indifferent subjects for a while, before he spoke of the object of his visit. - "The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace", Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick.
  2. There was quick agitation in her voice. - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. He vanished, leaving Viola lost in surprise, agitation, and delight. - "Zanoni", Edward Bulwer Lytton.