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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restlessness(noun)

    the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active

    "the restlessness of the wind"

    uneasiness, fidgetiness, fidget, queasiness, impatience

  2. restlessness, impatience(noun)

    a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

    uneasiness, fidgetiness, fidget, queasiness, impatience

  3. fidget, fidgetiness, restlessness(noun)

    a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

    "he's got the fidgets"; "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness"

    uneasiness, fidgetiness, fidget, queasiness, impatience

  4. restlessness, uneasiness, queasiness(noun)

    inability to rest or relax or be still

    self-consciousness, uncomfortableness, inquietude, qualm, fidgetiness, disquiet, malaise, disquietude, queasiness, edginess, unease, uneasiness, squeamishness, impatience, fidget

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restlessness(n)

    restiveness, the fidgets, uneasiness, agitation, turbulence, dysphoria

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    agitation, unrest, commotion, shaking, turmoil, excitement

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  1. Phyllis McGinley:

    Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.

  2. Mother Teresa:

    We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. (Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure)

  4. E. B. White:

    Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.

  5. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

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