Meaning of agitated

agitated




Someone who is agitated is visibly upset. If you have ever walked into a room and instantly been asked, “What’s wrong?” you probably looked agitated.

The verb agitate means “to shake up.” So someone who is agitated has been shaken up by something — disturbing news, a careless driver who nearly caused a huge accident, or just a very long, very bad day. Agitated can also describe being activated, or fired up about something. For example, a political cause might be losing steam until an event like a rally gets everyone agitated all over again.

Definitions of agitated
  1. adjective

    physically disturbed or set in motion

    “the
    agitated mixture foamed and bubbled”
    Synonyms:

    churning, roiled, roiling, roily, turbulent

    (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence
    churned-up, churning

    moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
    jolted

    bumped or shaken jerkily
    rippled, ruffled

    shaken into waves or undulations as by wind
    seething

    in constant agitation
    stirred

    set into a usually circular motion in order to mix or blend
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    Antonyms:

    unagitated

    not physically disturbed or set in motion
    nonturbulent

    (of a liquid) not turbulent
    unstirred

    not agitated by stirring
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  2. adjective

    troubled emotionally and usually deeply

    agitated parents”
    Synonyms:

    aroused, emotional, excited, worked up

    (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    distraught, overwrought

    deeply agitated especially from emotion
    jolted, shaken

    disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
    feverish, hectic

    marked by intense agitation or emotion
    frantic, frenetic, frenzied, phrenetic

    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    hysterical

    marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
    psychedelic

    (of a mental state) characterized by intense and distorted perceptions and hallucinations and feelings of euphoria or sometimes despair
    wild-eyed

    appearing extremely agitated
    discomposed

    having your composure disturbed
    excited

    in an aroused state
    impatient

    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
    unquiet

    characterized by unrest or disorder
    unsteady

    subject to change or variation
    tense

    in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
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    Antonyms:

    unagitated

    not agitated or disturbed emotionally
    composed

    serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
    unexcited

    not excited
    quiet

    characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
    steady

    not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
    relaxed

    without strain or anxiety
    cool

    psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
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