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Definition of restless:

  1. Deprived of rest or sleep.
  2. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child.
  3. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair.
  4. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects.
  5. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.


vigorous, brisk, quiet, rambling, roving, bustling, agile, quick, relaxed, settled, industrious, wandering, active, fitful, fractious, meandering, energetic, sprightly, impatient, recalcitrant, resentful, vexed, uptight, itchy, unsatisfied, awkward, content, tired, contumacious, restive, excited, roaming, nomadic, lively, insubordinate, moving, expeditious, queasy, disaffected, rebellious, itinerant, immovable, busy, fretful, ill at ease, fixed, diligent, tighten, prompt, angry, tremulous, wide awake, ungratified, calm, footloose, ranging, unquiet, mobile, peripatetic, refractory, officious, sleepless, tense, nimble, unsatiated, discontent, uneasy, alert, fidgety, perverse, edgy, spry, discontented, ready, unsated, supple.

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