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Synonyms for restless
ˈrɛst lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restless, ungratified, unsatisfied(adj)

    worried and uneasy

    Synonyms:
    uneasy, ungratified, unsated, unsatiated, unsatisfied

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

  2. restless(adj)

    ceaselessly in motion

    "the restless sea"; "the restless wind"

    Synonyms:
    uneasy, ungratified, unsatisfied

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. restless(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    antsy

  2. restless(adjective)

    Not allowing or affording rest.

    The night before his wedding was a restless one.

    Synonyms:
    antsy

  3. restless(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    antsy

  4. restless(adjective)

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

    A restless ambition.

    Synonyms:
    antsy

  5. restless(adjective)

    Deprived of rest or sleep.

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

    Synonyms:
    antsy

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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    calm, quiet, reposing, still, motionless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restless(a.)

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

  2. restless(a.)

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

  3. restless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    roving, wandering, in motion, on the move

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restless(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    agitated, flustered, insatiable, turbulent, nervous, troubled

How to pronounce restless?

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How to say restless in sign language?

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How to use restless in a sentence?

  1. Zayd Atkinson:

    My life right now is kind of restless, unsettled.

  2. Wendy Ross:

    When you go into a hospital or a health care setting, sometimes there's a lot of noise and chaos. When our patients come in, we provide them with noise-canceling headphones, little fidgets, if they get a little restless or anxious... and special seating, to help prevent them from being overwhelmed by the sensory situation around them, we're really providing autism-friendly health care.

  3. 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.

  4. Thomas Hobbes:

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

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you


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