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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by a lack of quiet, repose, or rest: spent a restless night.
  • adj. Not able to rest, relax, or be still: a restless child.
  • adj. Never still or motionless: the restless sea. See Usage Note at restive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not allowing or affording rest.
  • adj. Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.
  • adj. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented.
  • adj. Deprived of rest or sleep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving.
  • adj. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented.
  • adj. Deprived of rest or sleep.
  • adj. Passed in unquietness.
  • adj. Not affording rest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without rest.
  • Unresting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving or agitated.
  • Marked by unrest: as, a restless night.
  • Unquiet; not satisfied to be at rest or in peace: as, a restless politician; restless ambition; restless passions.
  • Inclined to agitation; turbulent: as, restless subjects.
  • Unsettled; disposed to wander or to change place or condition.
  • Not affording rest; uneasy.
  • Synonyms (a–c) Disturbed, disquieted, agitated, anxious.
  • Roving, wandering, unstable, fickle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking or not affording physical or mental rest
  • adj. worried and uneasy
  • adj. ceaselessly in motion

Etymologies

rest +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

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