- 1unable to stay still or be happy where you are, because you are bored or need a change The audience was becoming restless. After five years in the job, he was beginning to feel restless. The children always get restless on long trips.
- 2without real rest or sleep synonym disturbed a restless night He woke from a restless sleep.
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adverb He moved restlessly from one foot to another.
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noun [uncountable] the restlessness of youth