Definition of Restless

1. Adjective. Worried and uneasy.

Exact synonyms: Ungratified, Unsatisfied
Similar to: Discontent, Discontented
Derivative terms: Restlessness



2. Adjective. Ceaselessly in motion. "The restless wind"
Similar to: Moving
Derivative terms: Restlessness

3. Adjective. Lacking or not affording physical or mental rest. "She fell into an uneasy sleep"
Exact synonyms: Uneasy
Antonyms: Restful
Derivative terms: Restlessness, Uneasiness

Definition of Restless

1. a. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child.

Definition of Restless

1. Adjective. Not allowing or affording rest. ¹

2. Adjective. Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving. ¹

3. Adjective. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented. ¹

4. Adjective. Deprived of rest or sleep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Restless

1. unable or disinclined to remain at rest [adj]

Medical Definition of Restless

1. 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. "Restless revolution day by day." 2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects. "Restless at home, and ever prone to range." 3. Deprived of rest or sleep. "Restless he passed the remnants of the night." (Dryden) 4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night. 5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. Restless thrush. See Grinder. Synonym: Unquiet, uneasy, disturbed, disquieted, sleepless, agitated, unsettled, roving, wandering. Origin: AS. Restleas. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Restless

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Literary usage of Restless

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"WHY THE NATIONAL VANITY OF THE AMERICANS IS MORE restless AND CAPTIOUS THAN ... Their vanity is not only greedy, but restless and jealous; it will grant ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XIII Causes of the restless Spirit of the Americans in the Midst of Their Prosperity IN certain remote corners of the Old World you may still ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1863)
"WHY THE AMERICANS ARE SO restless IN THE MIDST OF THF.TR PROSPERITY. IN certain remote corners of the Old World, you may still sometimes stumble upon a ..."

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