American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without rest. Deprived of repose or sleep; unable to sleep; sleepless.
- 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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- adj. lacking or not affording physical or mental rest
- adj. worried and uneasy
- adj. ceaselessly in motion
- rest + -less (Wiktionary)
“GREMILLION: Leg cramping during the evening could be what we call restless leg syndrome.”
“Sometimes it is the only calm place in restless times.”
“The natives are gettin 'restless, they want to put you in a huge cauldron and cook ya!!”
“He identifies a group of voters he calls restless and anxious moderates who are disenchanted and even alienated by the two parties.”
“Ps sif at her hoosetop tossing in restless casis, the natal indiscipline smarted back to her, and in memory she again unscarred in show-bench.”
“The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went.”
“Motolinia wrote a letter to in which he dealt severely with the accusations of Las Casas, whom he described as a restless, turbulent man, who wandered from one colony to another, provoking disturbances and scandals.”
“Toward night they would assemble in restless groups and fill the echoing gorge with their hoarse, savage cries.”
“Meanwhile, at home the widow walked the floor in restless, joyous anticipation, or went to the door and strained her eyes up the road to watch for Traverse, and perhaps for some one else's coming.”
“It was a little joggly in the carriage, she had already found, for the horse was restless from the flies, and she did not like being left alone.”
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