Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by a lack of quiet, repose, or rest.
  • adjective Not able to rest, relax, or be still.
  • adjective Having or showing a persistent desire for change or action.
  • adjective Never still or motionless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving.
  • adjective Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented.
  • adjective Deprived of rest or sleep.
  • adjective Passed in unquietness.
  • adjective Not affording rest.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See Grinder, 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

rest +‎ -less

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