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Definition of "restiveness" [restiveness]

  • The characteristic of being restive. (noun)

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Use "restiveness" in a sentence
  • ""And Allison Clyde," she finished her announcement: "but you won't mind her," she added, recalling the restiveness of the present generation under boredom."
  • "Certainly one senses in the book's implied author, as well as in its heroine, a disillusionment with the value our culture attributes to literature, a strong feeling that, in Marianne Moore's words, "there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle," and a kind of restiveness at being regarded as "a writer of world importance.""
  • "You mentioned there's a kind of restiveness that was apparent by the time you were named acting President."