- 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