Restless meaning

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Not able to rest, relax, or be still.

A restless child.

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Having or showing a persistent desire for change or action.
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Not allowing or affording rest.

The night before his wedding was a restless one.

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Characterized by a lack of quiet, repose, or rest.

Spent a restless night.

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Never still or motionless.

The restless sea.

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Characterized by inability to rest or relax; uneasy; unquiet.
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Having or giving no rest or relaxation; disturbed or disturbing.

Restless sleep.

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Never or almost never quiet or still; always active or inclined to action.
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Seeking change; discontented.
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Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.

He was a restless child.

She sat, restless and nervous, and tried to concentrate.

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Deprived of rest or sleep.

They remained restless, sitting by the window the entire night.

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

A restless ambition.

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The definition of restless is someone or something unable to relax, or someone or something that is constantly in motion.

When you cannot sit down and are pacing around, this is an example of a time when you are restless.

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Origin of restless

  • rest +"Ž -less

    From Wiktionary