Definition of Restiveness

1. Noun. The anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters.

Exact synonyms: Jitteriness, Jumpiness, Nervousness
Generic synonyms: Anxiety
Derivative terms: Jittery, Jumpy, Nervous, Nervous, Restive



2. Noun. Characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright.
Exact synonyms: Skittishness
Generic synonyms: Nervousness
Derivative terms: Restive, Skittish

Definition of Restiveness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being restive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Restiveness

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Literary usage of Restiveness

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1. Youatt on the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse with Their Remedies by William Youatt, William Charles Spooner, Henry Stephens Randall (1857)
"restiveness. At the head of all the vices of the horse is restiveness, ... One of the first kinds of restiveness, taking them in alphabetical order, ..."

2. The Ruling Principle of Method Applied to Education by Antonio Rosmini, Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey (1903)
"In the fifth order are also manifested the moral apathy and restiveness which constitute a most dangerous evil in children. We have seen that the desire to ..."

3. The Andover Review (1892)
"THE THEOLOGICAL restiveness OF ULTRA-CONSERVATIVES. THE recent entrance of an Episcopal rector of eastern Massachusetts into the Roman Catholic Church has ..."

4. Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery by Noah Brooks (1894)
"... Exit of Postmaster-General Blair—Secretary Chase's restiveness—His Subsequent Appointment as Chief-Justice—The President Deferred to the Ministers. ..."

5. Ruling Principle of Method Applied to Education by Antonio Rosmini (1887)
"In the fifth order are also manifested the moral apathy and restiveness which constitute a most dangerous evil in children. We have seen that the desire to ..."

6. Abraham Lincoln: The Nation's Leader in the Great Struggle Through which was by Noah Brooks (1888)
"... Exit of Postmaster-General Blair—Secretary Phase's restiveness—His Subsequent Appointment as Chief-Justice—The President Deferred to the Ministers. ..."

7. The Orange County Stud Book: Giving a History of All Noted Stallions, Bred by J. H. Reeves (1880)
"restiveness. Of all the vices of the horse restiveness is the most an noying and dangerous. It is the produce of bad temper and worse education; and, ..."

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