Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of RESTLESS

Pronunciation:  'restles

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  worried and uneasy
  2. [adj]  ceaselessly in motion; "the restless sea"; "the restless wind"
  3. [adj]  unable to relax or be still; "a constant fretful stamping of hooves"; "itchy for excitement"; "a restless child"
  4. [adj]  marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest; "spent a restless night"; "fell into an uneasy sleep"

RESTLESS is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: discontent(p), discontented, fidgety, fretful, itchy, moving, uneasy, ungratified, unquiet, unsatisfied



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rest"less\, a. [AS. restle['a]s.]
1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a
   restless child. --Chaucer. ``Restless revolution day by
   day.'' --Milton.

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. ``Restless
   at home, and ever prone to range.'' --Dryden.

3. Deprived of rest or sleep.

         Restless he passed the remnants of the night.

4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless

5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. --Cowper.

{Restless thrush}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Grinder}, 3.

Syn: Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless;
     agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering. --
     {Rest"less*ly}, adv.- {Rest"less*ness}, n.