rest + -less
- Not allowing or affording rest.
- The night before his wedding was a restless one.
- Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.
- He was a restless child.
- She sat, restless and nervous, and tried to concentrate.
- Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented.
- A restless ambition.
- Deprived of rest or sleep.
- They remained restless, sitting by the window the entire night.
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- Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving;
as, a restless child. Chaucer.“ Restlessrevolution day by day.” Milton.
- 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. Restlessat home , and ever prone to range.” Dryden.
- Deprived of rest or sleep.Restless he passed the remnants of the night.Dryden.
- Passed in unquietness;
as, the patient has had a restless night.
- Not affording rest;
as, a restless chair. Cowper.
from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
See also Thesaurus:restless