Restless

Definition of Restless

Rest´less
a.1.Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child.
2.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.
3.Deprived of rest or sleep.
Restless he passed the remnants of the night.
- Dryden.
4.Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
5.Not affording rest; as, a restless chair.
Restless thrush
(Zool.) See Grinder, 3.

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