Agitation and Restlessness

Agitation

Agitation may refer to:

agitation n 1: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance 2: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest" [syn: {ferment}, {fermentation}, {unrest}] 3: the feeling of being agitated; not calm [ant: {calmness}] 4: disturbance usually in protest [syn: {excitement}, {turmoil}, {upheaval}, {hullabaloo}] 5: the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

190 Moby Thesaurus words for "agitation": ado, aggravation, all-overs, angst, animation, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, arousal, arousing, attack of nerves, bluster, bother, botheration, brawl, broil, brouhaha, buck fever, burst, bustle, cacophony, cankerworm of care, care, case of nerves, chaos, chills of fear, churning, cold creeps, cold shivers, cold sweat, commotion, concern, concernment, confusion, creeps, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dither, dread, ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, electrification, embroilment, exacerbation, exasperation, excessive irritability, excitation, excitement, exhilaration, fanaticism, fear, fear and trembling, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fidgetiness, fidgets, firing, fit, flap, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteriness, fomentation, foofaraw, foreboding, forebodingness, frenzy, fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, fussiness, galvanization, goose bumps, gooseflesh, heartquake, horripilation, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, hurry, hurry-scurry, incitation, incitement, inflammation, infuriation, inquietude, instigation, irritation, jimjams, lather, lathering up, maelstrom, malaise, misgiving, morbid excitability, nerves, nervosity, nervous stomach, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, overanxiety, palpitation, pandemonium, panic, panickiness, passion, pell-mell, pep rally, pep talk, perturbation, pins and needles, pother, provocation, pucker, quaking, quiver of terror, rabble-rousing, racket, rage, restlessness, row, ruckus, ruffle, rumpus, scramble, shaking, shivers, solicitude, spasm, spell of nerves, spurt, stage fright, state of nerves, steaming up, stew, stimulation, stimulus, stir, stirring, stirring up, stirring-up, storminess, strain, suspense, sweat, swirl, swirling, tempestuousness, tension, thrill of fear, tic, to-do, trepidation, trepidity, trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, twitching, uneasiness, unquiet, unquietness, uproar, upset, vellication, vexation, vortex, whipping up, whirl, wildness, working up, yeastiness, zeal, zealousness

Agitation \Ag`i*ta"tion\, n. [L. agitatio: cf. F. agitation.] 1. The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation. [1913 Webster] 2. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation. [1913 Webster] 3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation. ``Religious agitations.'' --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate. [1913 Webster] A logical agitation of the matter. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] The project now in agitation. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Syn: Emotion; commotion; excitement; trepidation; tremor; perturbation. See {Emotion}. [1913 Webster]

Restlessness

Restless may refer to:

restlessness n 1: the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active; "the restlessness of the wind" 2: a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay [syn: {impatience}] 3: a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion; "he's got the fidgets"; "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness" [syn: {fidget}, {fidgetiness}] 4: inability to rest or relax or be still [syn: {uneasiness}]

207 Moby Thesaurus words for "restlessness": Faustianism, activity, actuation, ado, agitation, ailment, alertness, all-night vigil, anxiety, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, breathless impatience, brouhaha, burst, bustle, capriciousness, chafing, churn, cold comfort, commotion, consciousness, conturbation, desultoriness, deviability, didder, disappointment, discomposure, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness, disturbance, dithers, divine discontent, dynamics, eagerness, ebullition, eccentricity, embroilment, envy, erraticism, excitement, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fickleness, fidgetiness, fidgets, fit, flap, flightiness, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteration, flutteriness, foment, freakishness, fretfulness, fretting, fume, fuss, fussiness, going, haste, heaving, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ill humor, impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, impulsiveness, inconsistency, inconstancy, inquietude, insomnia, insomniac, insomnolence, insomnolency, instability, irregularity, jitters, jumpiness, kinematics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics, lather, lidless vigil, maelstrom, malaise, mercuriality, mobilization, moil, moodiness, motion, motivation, move, movement, moving, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, palpitation, panting, peevishness, perturbation, petulance, pitapat, pitter-patter, pother, quaking, quaver, quavering, querulousness, quiver, quivering, rebelliousness, resentment, restiveness, roil, rout, row, running, scramble, seethe, seething, sentience, shakes, shaking, shiftiness, shiver, shivers, shudder, sleeplessness, sourness, spasm, spurt, stew, stir, stirring, sulkiness, sweat, swirl, tense readiness, throb, throbbing, to-do, tossing and turning, tremble, trembling, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, uncertainty, undependability, unease, uneasiness, unfixedness, unfulfillment, unhappiness, unpatientness, unpleasure, unpredictability, unquiet, unquietness, unreliability, unrest, unsatisfaction, unsettledness, unstableness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, upset, variability, variation, variety, velocity, vexation of spirit, vigil, vortex, wake, wakefulness, wantonness, waywardness, whimsicality, whirl

Restless \Rest"less\, a. [AS. restle['a]s.] 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. --Chaucer. ``Restless revolution day by day.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects. ``Restless at home, and ever prone to range.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Deprived of rest or sleep. [1913 Webster] Restless he passed the remnants of the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night. [1913 Webster] 5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] {Restless thrush}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Grinder}, 3. [1913 Webster] Syn: Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless; agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering. [1913 Webster] -- {Rest"less*ly}, adv.- {Rest"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • agitation: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • agitation: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • agitation: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • restlessness: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • restlessness: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • restlessness: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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