Definition of restive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

restive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈrɛstɪv//
 
(formal)
 
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unable to stay still, or unwilling to be controlled, especially because you feel bored or not satisfied The crowd was growing increasingly restive.
restiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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