Synonyms and Antonyms of restiveness

  1. 1 a disturbed or uneasy state the nighttime tornado warnings were the likely source of the restiveness that could be felt all over town Synonyms disquiet, ferment, fermentation, unrest, restlessness, Sturm und Drang, turmoil, uneasiness, unquietnessRelated Words fidgets; agitation, commotion, confusion, excitement, hubbub, moil, stir, storm, trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, upheaval, uproar, unsettlement; disruption, perturbation; agitation, anxiety, disquietude, inquietude, queasiness, tension, unease; anarchy, chaos, disorder, welterNear Antonyms order, orderlinessAntonyms calm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)

  2. 2 a state of nervousness marked by sudden jerky movements I sensed that his restiveness at breakfast probably had something to do with the big presentation he would be making at the sales conference Synonyms edginess, fidgetiness, fidgets, flightiness, jitteriness, jumpiness, skittishnessRelated Words agita, agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, disquiet, feverishness, franticness, freneticism, hand-wringing, perturbation, restlessness, trepidation, unease, uneasiness, upset, worry; nerves, tenseness, tension; butterflies, dither, heebie-jeebies, jimjams, jitters, shakes, shivers, williesNear Antonyms confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness; control, self-control; aplomb, calm, calmness, collectedness, composure, coolness, ease, easiness, equanimity, equilibrium, imperturbability, poise, repose, self-possession, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness

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