restively
adverb see restive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • restively — restive ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to keep still or silent; restless. 2) (of a horse) stubbornly standing still or moving backwards or sideways. DERIVATIVES restively adverb restiveness noun. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin restare remain …   English terms dictionary

  • restively — adverb in a restive manner (Freq. 1) he sat down again, restively • Derived from adjective: ↑restive …   Useful english dictionary

  • restively — See restive. * * * …   Universalium

  • restively — adverb In a restive manner …   Wiktionary

  • restively — restɪvlɪ adv. nervously, restlessly, uneasily; stubbornly, uncontrollably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • restively — res·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • restive — restively, adv. restiveness, n. /res tiv/, adj. 1. impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy. 2. refractory; stubborn. 3. refusing to go forward; balky: a restive horse. [1375 1425; REST2 + IVE; r. late ME restif… …   Universalium

  • Jib — Jib, v. i. [Connected with jibe; cf. OF. giber to shake.] To move restively backward or sidewise, said of a horse; to balk. [Written also {jibb}.] [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jibb — Jib Jib, v. i. [Connected with jibe; cf. OF. giber to shake.] To move restively backward or sidewise, said of a horse; to balk. [Written also {jibb}.] [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restive — adjective Etymology: Middle English restyf, from Anglo French restif, from rester to stop, resist, remain Date: 15th century 1. stubbornly resisting control ; balky 2. marked by impatience or uneasiness ; fidgety Synonyms: see contrary •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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