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.
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.
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.
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
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
Add your entry in the Collaborative Dictionary.
- Create your own vocabulary list
- Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
- Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"