Restless Rest"less, a. [AS. restle['a]s.] 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. --Chaucer. ``Restless revolution day by day.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects. ``Restless at home, and ever prone to range.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Deprived of rest or sleep. [1913 Webster]

Restless he passed the remnants of the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night. [1913 Webster]

5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Restless thrush}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Grinder}, 3. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless; agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering. [1913 Webster] -- {Rest"less*ly}, adv.- {Rest"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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