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agitated

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of agitated

  1. 1 being in a state of increased activity or agitation <all ferry crossings were cancelled because of the agitated waters around the islands> Synonyms feverish, excited, frenzied, heated, hectic, hyperactive, overactive, overwroughtRelated Words hyperexcited, overexcited; afire, aflutter, aquiver, atingle; anxious, dithery, edgy, het up, high-strung, hyped-up, hyper, jittery, jumpy, nervy, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, wiredNear Antonyms calm, collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, placid, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled, unworried

  2. 2 feeling overwhelming fear or worry <by the time they finally showed up, long after midnight, we'd become so agitated that we never did get to sleep that night> Synonyms frantic, delirious, distracted, distrait, distraught, frenzied, hysterical (also hysteric)Related Words alarmed, anxious, disquieted, disturbed, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, upset, worried, wrought (up); affrighted, aghast, alarmed, fearful, frightened, horrified, scared, spooked, terrified, terrorized; ballistic, berserk, crazed, demented, deranged, mad, maniacal (also maniac), nuclear; raging, ranting, ravingNear Antonyms calm, peaceful, placid, self-possessed, serene, tranquil; cool, coolheaded, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled, unworriedAntonyms collected, composed, recollected, self-collected, self-composed, self-possessed, unhysterical





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