Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Restive.
  • adj. Disposed to rest; inactive, lazy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposed to rest; indisposed toexercton; sluggish; also, restive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A later form of restive, now obsolete. See restive.
  • Same as reasty for reasted.
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of rusty.

Etymologies

Variant of restiff. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • August 10, 2009 at 11:19 am an denn teh ‘stensive famibloly hadda a meel togevver at a resty-raunt, an after dat a hope-in haus at brydes’ familolby.

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  • As our favorite tab In Touch Magazine is reporting, on November 2, the Earth could not contain the mighty forces occurring at some trendy resty in West Hollywood, a fight so mighty, so gorgeous, that it seems pretty obvious at least 3 to 4 small villages in China were shaken off the map and are floating in our atmosphere as we speak.

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  • “I could not come a moment sooner; I hardly expected to get here at all, for my horse has been so confounded resty I could not tell how to get him along.”

    Cecilia

  • I know, wii go down teh street to teh tye plase not bootique, iz resty-rant, and have sume a bubblolly drinky wiff dose tappy-okey bawls in it! yoo pree-furr mango or Lychee?

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  • Aubanus and Sabellicus commend Portugal beef to be the most savoury, best and easiest of digestion; we commend ours: but all is rejected, and unfit for such as lead a resty life, any ways inclined to melancholy, or dry of complexion: Tales (Galen thinks) de facile melancholicis aegritudinibus capiuntur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Ally avec les dam com a Parry, ou resty avec les Messew com on Onglyterre?”

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  • I found a black faux fur bed-resty-thingy with fluffy arms that I bought for leaning up against while I sit in bed to read and sip chianti work.

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  • Whatever court he went to (and he was often obliged to go himself to some resty and refractory ones), he as constantly prevailed, and brought them into his measures.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • I also did my fair share of eating this weekend, including my favorite resty in Miami, Versailles, an authentic Cuban eatery where I once had the honor of shaking Bob Dole's left hand.

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  • Plato himself, after he had compared the soul to a pair of horses and a charioteer, likened (as every one knows) the rational faculty to the charioteer, and the concupiscent to one of the horses, which was resty and unmanageable altogether, bristly about the ears, deaf and disobedient both to whip and spur; and the irascible he makes for the most part very obsequious to the bridle of reason, and assistant to it.

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