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Synonyms for restless
ˈrɛst lɪsrest·less

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  1. restlessadjective


  2. restlessadjective

    Not allowing or affording rest.

    The night before his wedding was a restless one.


  3. restlessadjective

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


  4. restlessadjective

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

    A restless ambition.


  5. restlessadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restless, ungratified, unsatisfiedadjective

    worried and uneasy

    uneasy, ungratified, unsated, unsatiated, unsatisfied

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

  2. restlessadjective

    ceaselessly in motion

    "the restless sea"; "the restless wind"

    uneasy, ungratified, unsatisfied

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

  3. restless, uneasyadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restlessadjective

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

  2. restlessadjective

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

  3. restlessadjective

    roving, wandering, in motion, on the move

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restlessadjective

    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. Comedian Jon Stewart:

    This show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you.

  2. Soren Kierkegaard, "The Sickness Unto Death":

    And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.

  3. 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.

  4. Anthon St Maarten:

    Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.

  5. Mani Erfan:

    And it’s been predominately young people. We call it an awakening. the youth have become restless and have looked toward an alternative to the regime and Islam.

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