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[ adjective ] worried and uneasy

Used in print

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

To him life was a restless boredom that began with the rising sun and ended only with sleep .

Related terms

discontented

2
[ adjective ] unable to relax or be still

Synonyms

fretful itchy fidgety

Examples

"a constant fretful stamping of hooves" "itchy for excitement" "a restless child"

Used in print

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Where their sharp edges seemed restless as sea waves thrusting themselves upward in angry motion , Papa-san sat glacier like , his smooth solidity , his very immobility defying all the turmoil about him .

Related terms

unquiet

3
[ adjective ] ceaselessly in motion

Examples

"the restless sea" "the restless wind"

Related terms

moving

4
[ adjective ] marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest

Synonyms

uneasy

Examples

"spent a restless night" "fell into an uneasy sleep"

Related terms

unquiet

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