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Synonyms for restless
ˈrɛst lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restless, ungratified, unsatisfied(adj)

    worried and uneasy

    uneasy, ungratified, unsated, unsatiated, unsatisfied

    slumberous, slumbrous, contented, relaxing, reposeful, unmoving, nonmoving, content, restful

  2. restless(adj)

    ceaselessly in motion

    "the restless sea"; "the restless wind"

    uneasy, ungratified, unsatisfied

    restful, contented, slumberous, slumbrous, content, unmoving, reposeful, nonmoving, relaxing

  3. restless, uneasy(adj)

    lacking or not affording physical or mental rest

    "a restless night"; "she fell into an uneasy sleep"

    unquiet, uneasy, nervous, ill at ease(p), unsatisfied, queasy, awkward, ungratified, anxious

    nonmoving, content, unmoving, relaxing, slumbrous, reposeful, contented, restful, slumberous


  1. restless(adjective)


  2. restless(adjective)

    Not allowing or affording rest.

    The night before his wedding was a restless one.


  3. restless(adjective)

    Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.


  4. restless(adjective)

    Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented.

    A restless ambition.


  5. restless(adjective)

    Deprived of rest or sleep.

    They remained restless, sitting by the window the entire night.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. restless

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. restless

    unquiet, uneasy, disturbed, sleepless, agitated, roving, incessant, tossing

    calm, quiet, reposing, still, motionless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restless(a.)

    unquiet, uneasy, disquieted, disturbed, agitated, anxious, restive

  2. restless(a.)

    unsteady, inconstant, changeable, unstable, unsettled, vacillating, fickle

  3. restless(a.)

    roving, wandering, in motion, on the move

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restless(a)

    restive, fidgety, agitated, unquiet, uneasy, kicksy-wicksy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "restless":

    agitated, flustered, insatiable, turbulent, nervous, troubled

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How to use restless in a sentence?

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. They are deprived of their independence. Democratic politicians rarely feel they can afford the luxury of telling the whole truth to the people. And since not telling it, though prudent, is uncomfortable, they find it easier if they themselves do not have to hear too often too much of the sour truth. The men under them who report and collect the news come to realize in their turn that it is safer to be wrong before it has become fashionable to be right.

  2. John Rogers:

    We can monitor all vital signs, cardiac activity, blood oxygenation, breathing, we can monitor crying, we can monitor motion to determine how restless the baby is, we can get a pretty good surrogate for blood pressure. So we fully reproduce all vital signs that are measured as a standard of care in [ a ] NICU unit.

  3. Thomas Hobbes:

    Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.

  4. Passenger Steven Lau:

    ( I) feel partly relieved to be on a new plane, but the crew is still loading bags and preparing the aircraft, so not certain when we'll actually take off, it's nearing 24 hours since we originally took off from Newark, so we're all feeling restless and frustrated. I'm just ready to be off the plane and finished with this experience.

  5. Gretchen Whitmer:

    I know that some people are angry and I know many are feeling restless. I know that people are itching to get back to work, i get it, and I respect it. And it's okay to feel that way. ... Unfortunately, the only way we can get through this and take the next steps forward, is if we all continue to do our part.

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