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RESTLESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restless mean? 

RESTLESS (adjective)
  The adjective RESTLESS has 4 senses:

1. unable to relax or be still
2. worried and uneasy
3. ceaselessly in motion
4. not affording rest

  Familiarity information: RESTLESS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESTLESS (adjective)


Sense 1restless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unable to relax or be still

Synonyms:

restless; itchy; fretful; fidgety; antsy

Context examples:

a constant fretful stamping of hooves / itchy for excitement / a restless child

Similar:

unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)


Sense 2restless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worried and uneasy

Synonyms:

ungratified; restless; unsatisfied

Similar:

discontent; discontented (showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing)


Sense 3restless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ceaselessly in motion

Context examples:

the restless sea / the restless wind

Similar:

moving (in motion)


Sense 4restless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not affording rest

Synonyms:

uneasy; restless

Context examples:

spent a restless night / fell into an uneasy sleep

Similar:

unquiet (characterized by unrest or disorder)


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