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RESTLESSNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restlessness mean? 

RESTLESSNESS (noun)
  The noun RESTLESSNESS has 4 senses:

1. the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active
2. a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
3. a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
4. inability to rest or relax or be still

  Familiarity information: RESTLESSNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESTLESSNESS (noun)


Sense 1restlessness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being ceaselessly moving or active

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the restlessness of the wind

Hypernyms ("restlessness" is a kind of...):

mobility (the quality of moving freely)


Sense 2restlessness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

impatience; restlessness

Hypernyms ("restlessness" is a kind of...):

annoyance; botheration; irritation; vexation (the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed)


Sense 3restlessness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

fidget; fidgetiness; restlessness

Context examples:

he's got the fidgets / waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness

Hypernyms ("restlessness" is a kind of...):

agitation (the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restlessness"):

impatience (a restless desire for change and excitement)


Sense 4restlessness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inability to rest or relax or be still

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

queasiness; restlessness; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("restlessness" is a kind of...):

nervousness (a sensitive or highly strung temperament)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restlessness"):

jactation; jactitation ((pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness)


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