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
Examples of restless in a sentence
restless children who can't sit still
The audience was becoming restless.
He started to feel restless and discontent in his job.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of restless
before 12th century
RESTLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of restless for Students
1 : not relaxed or calm <The waiting audience became restless.>
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>
Medical Definition of restless
1: deprived of rest or sleep <the patient was restless from pain>
2: providing no rest <a restless night>
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