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Definition of "restless" []

  • Marked by a lack of quiet, repose, or rest: spent a restless night. (adjective)
  • Not able to rest, relax, or be still: a restless child. (adjective)
  • Never still or motionless: the restless sea. See Usage Note at restive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "restless" in a sentence
  • "GREMILLION: Leg cramping during the evening could be what we call restless leg syndrome."
  • "Sometimes it is the only calm place in restless times."
  • "The natives are gettin 'restless, they want to put you in a huge cauldron and cook ya!!"