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restlessness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of restlessness

  1. 1 a disturbed or uneasy state the restlessness of the crowd was apparent as it waited to learn whether the football player was seriously injured Synonyms of restlessness disquiet, ferment, fermentation, restiveness, unrest, Sturm und Drang, turmoil, uneasiness, unquietnessWords Related to restlessness 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 of restlessness order, orderlinessAntonyms of restlessness calm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)

  2. 2 the state of being bored she began to pick at the grass near her hammock out of sheer restlessness Synonyms of restlessness blahs, doldrums, ennui, listlessness, boredom, tedium, wearinessWords Related to restlessness cheerlessness, dispiritedness, joylessness, melancholy; languidness, languor, lassitude, lethargy, lifelessness, torpidity, torpor; dullness (also dulness), monotonousness, monotony, sameness; apathy, indifference, unconcernNear Antonyms of restlessness beguilement, bewitchment, captivation, enchantment, fascination; absorption, engagement, engrossment, immersion, involvement; animation, enlivenment, excitement, invigoration, stimulation; amusement, entertainment; diversion, relief



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