Definition of restless
- a restless night
- the restless sea
restless children who can't sit still
The audience was becoming restless.
He started to feel restless and discontent in his job.
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before 12th century
: 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
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