Definition of restless adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrestləs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrestləs//
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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. She was in a restless mood.
  2. 2without real rest or sleep synonym disturbed a restless night He woke from a restless sleep.
  3. Word OriginOld English restlēas (see rest ‘period of relaxation’, -less).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: restless

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