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

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adj 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
Antonyms:
unagitated
not physically disturbed or set in motion
nonturbulent
(of a liquid) not turbulent
unstirred
not agitated by stirring
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adj 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
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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