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restive

res·tive

restive

 
 
pronunciation:
re stihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unable to remain at rest; impatient or ill at ease, esp. under restraint.
The prisoner was restive in his cell and began to pace back and forth.
similar words:
restless
definition 2: hard to handle or control.
similar words:
obstreperous
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derivations: restively (adv.), restiveness (n.)
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