restless meaning, restless definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       adj   If you are restless, you are bored, impatient, or dissatisfied, and you want to do something else.  
By 1982, she was restless and needed a new impetus for her talent.     
  restlessness      n-uncount  
From the audience came increasing sounds of restlessness.     
2       adj   If someone is restless, they keep moving around because they find it difficult to keep still.  
My father seemed very restless and excited.     
  restlessness      n-uncount  
Karen complained of hyperactivity and restlessness.     
  restlessly      adv   usu ADV with v  
He paced up and down restlessly, trying to put his thoughts in order.     
3       adj   If you have a restless night, you do not sleep properly and when you wake up you feel tired and uncomfortable.  
ADJ n  
The shocking revelations of the 700-page report had caused him several restless nights...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    active, bustling, changeable, footloose, hurried, inconstant, irresolute, moving, nomadic, roving, transient, turbulent, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, wandering  
2    agitated, anxious, disturbed, edgy, fidgeting, fidgety, fitful, fretful, having itchy feet, ill at ease, jumpy, nervous, on edge, restive, sleepless, tossing and turning, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, unruly, unsettled, worried  
1    settled, stable, steady  
2    comfortable, composed, easy, quiet, relaxed, restful, undisturbed  

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