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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fidgety

    Balky, mulish, obstinate, and stubborn are synonyms of restive only in an infrequent if not obsolete use; the supposed sense of "tending to rest," "standing stubbornly still," is scarcely supported by any examples, and those cited to support that meaning often fail to do so. The disposition to offer active resistance to control by any means whatever is what is commonly indicated by restive in the best English speech and literature. Dryden speaks of "the pampered colt" as "restiff to the rein;" but the rein is not used to propel a horse forward, but to hold him in, and it is against this that he is "restiff." A horse may be made restless by flies or by martial music, but with no refractoriness; the restive animal impatiently resists or struggles to break from control, as by bolting, flinging his rider, or otherwise. With this the metaphorical use of the word agrees, which is always in the sense of such terms as impatient, intractable, rebellious, and the like; a people restive under despotism are not disposed to "rest" under it, but to resist it and fling it off.

    Synonyms:
    balky, fractious, fretful, frisky, impatient, intractable, mulish, mutinous, obstinate, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, resentful, restiff, restive, restless, skittish, stubborn, unruly, vicious

    Antonyms:
    docile, gentle, manageable, obedient, passive, peaceable, quiet, submissive, tractable, yielding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antsy, fidgety, fretful, itchyadjective

    nervous and unable to relax

    "a constant fretful stamping of hooves"; "a restless child"

    Synonyms:
    whiny, querulous, itchy, antsy, fretful, whiney

    Antonyms:
    relaxed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fidgetyadjective

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] uneasy, restless, impatient

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  1. Norman Korpi:

    I just did this trade show and people were literally giddy, my manufacturers and my sales reps were like, 'Why are these people so fidgety?'.

  2. Ruth Hay:

    I grew up being called lazy in periods of time when I wasn't, if you look at a list of all the various ADHD symptoms, I have all of them to one degree or another, but the only ones ever discussed with me was you might be less focused and more fidgety.


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