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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agitated mean? 

AGITATED (adjective)
  The adjective AGITATED has 3 senses:

1. troubled emotionally and usually deeply
2. physically disturbed or set in motion
3. thrown from side to side

  Familiarity information: AGITATED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

AGITATED (adjective)

Sense 1agitated [BACK TO TOP]


Troubled emotionally and usually deeply

Context example:

agitated parents


aroused; emotional; excited; worked up ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion)

wild-eyed (appearing extremely agitated)

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

hysterical (marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion)

frantic; frenetic; frenzied; phrenetic (excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion)

feverish; hectic (marked by intense agitation or emotion)

jolted; shaken (disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock)

distraught; overwrought (deeply agitated especially from emotion)

demoniac; demoniacal (resembling or suggesting possession by a demon)


tense (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)

unsteady (subject to change or variation)

unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)

impatient (restless or short of temper under delay or opposition)

excited (in an aroused state)

discomposed (having your composure disturbed)


unagitated (not agitated or disturbed emotionally)

Sense 2agitated [BACK TO TOP]


Physically disturbed or set in motion

Context example:

the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled


stirred (set into a usually circular motion in order to mix or blend)

seething (in constant agitation)

rippled; ruffled (shaken into waves or undulations as by wind)

jolted (bumped or shaken jerkily)

churned-up; churning (moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation)

churning; roiled; roiling; roily; turbulent ((of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence)

bubbling; foaming; foamy; frothing; spumous; spumy; sudsy (covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating)


unagitated (not physically disturbed or set in motion)

Sense 3agitated [BACK TO TOP]


Thrown from side to side


tossing; agitated

Context example:

a tossing ship


moving (in motion)

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