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restless

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adjective rest·less \ˈrest-ləs\

Simple Definition of restless

  • : feeling nervous or bored and tending to move around a lot : not relaxed or calm

  • : unhappy about a situation and wanting change

  • : having little or no rest or sleep

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of restless

  1. 1 :  lacking or denying rest :  uneasy <a restless night>

  2. 2 :  continuously moving :  unquiet <the restless sea>

  3. 3 :  characterized by or manifesting unrest especially of mind <restless pacing>; also :  changeful, discontented

restlessly

adverb

restlessness

noun

Examples of restless in a sentence

  1. restless children who can't sit still

  2. The audience was becoming restless.

  3. He started to feel restless and discontent in his job.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of restless

before 12th century

Rhymes with restless


RESTLESS Defined for Kids

restless

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adjective rest·less \ˈrest-ləs\

Definition of restless for Students

  1. 1 :  not relaxed or calm <The waiting audience became restless.>

  2. 2 :  having or giving no rest <But it was a restless sleep in which he tossed and moaned continually. — Robert C. O'Brien, Rats of NIMH>

restlessly

adverb

restlessness

noun



Medical Dictionary

restless

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adjective rest·less \ˈrest-ləs\

Medical Definition of restless

  1. 1:  deprived of rest or sleep <the patient was restless from pain>

  2. 2:  providing no rest <a restless night>





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