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Definition of Agitation

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.
  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.
  3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
  4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.

Agitation Quotations

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Frederick Douglass

This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
Florence Kelley

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
David Hume
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