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[ noun ] the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active

Examples

"the restlessness of the wind"

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

Today 's earthquakes are most numerous in belts where the earth 's restlessness is presently concentrated , but scars of the past show that there is no part of the earth that has not had them .

Related terms

mobility

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[ noun ] a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

Synonyms

impatience

Related terms

botheration irritation

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[ noun ] a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

Synonyms

fidgetiness fidget

Examples

"he's got the fidgets" "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness"

Related terms

agitation impatience fidget

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[ noun ] inability to rest or relax or be still

Synonyms

uneasiness

Related terms

nervousness jactitation

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