restiveness
noun see restive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • restiveness — index contempt (disobedience to the court), disturbance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • restiveness — 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

  • Restiveness — Restive Rest ive (r?st ?v), a. [OF. restif, F. r[ e]tif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See {Rest} remainder, and cf. {Restiff}.] . Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restiveness — See restively. * * * …   Universalium

  • restiveness — noun The characteristic of being restive …   Wiktionary

  • restiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An uneasy or nervous state: disquiet, disquietude, inquietude, restlessness, unease, uneasiness, unrest. See CALM …   English dictionary for students

  • restiveness — res·tive·ness || restɪvnɪs n. nervousness, restlessness, uneasiness; stubbornness, obstinacy, uncontrollably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • restiveness — res·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • restiveness — noun 1. the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters • Syn: ↑jitteriness, ↑jumpiness, ↑nervousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑restive, ↑nervous (for: ↑nervousness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nervousness — noun 1. the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑jitteriness, ↑jumpiness, ↑restiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑restive (for: ↑restiveness) …   Useful english dictionary

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