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Definition of restless adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈrɛsləs//
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  1. 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.
  2. 2without real rest or sleep synonym disturbed a restless night He woke from a restless sleep.
adverb He moved restlessly from one foot to another.
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noun [uncountable] the restlessness of youth
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