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restless

rest·less

restless

 
 
pronunciation:
res lihs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: displaying an inability to rest.
synonyms:
agitated, upset
similar words:
active, disturbed, excited, tense, uneasy, wakeful, wired
definition 2: unable to relax, slow down, or remain quiet.
synonyms:
disturbed, restive, uneasy, unquiet
similar words:
anxious, apprehensive, discontent, edgy, fidgety, fretful, ill at ease, jittery, jumpy, nervous, skittish, unsettled
definition 3: in constant motion, as a natural phenomenon.
the restless wind
synonyms:
continual, continuous, incessant, moving, unceasing
similar words:
active, itinerant, migrant, migratory, peripatetic, roaming, roving, transient, traveling, turning, unsettled, wandering
definition 4: affording no rest.
a restless night in bed
synonyms:
sleepless, wakeful
antonyms:
restful
similar words:
awake, disturbed, insomniac, uneasy, unrestful
definition 5: increasingly active or stimulated to action.
The Third World is restless for change.
synonyms:
active, agitated, excited, seething, stimulated
similar words:
alarmed, disquieted, jumpy, nervous, upset, wrought-up
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derivations: restlessly (adv.), restlessness (n.)
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