Adjective "restless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Unable to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom.
  1. 'It was still early but I was feeling restless so I grabbed my keys and let myself out of the house quietly.'
  2. 'He ploughed on for 35 minutes and his audience grew increasingly restless.'
  3. 'It was a hard night for him, with a full but restless and unresponsive audience.'
  4. 'Abdul had been there for less then three hours and already he was restless.'
  5. 'The animals were restless, disturbed by the smell of fire permeating the building.'
  6. 'Fans were becoming restless, and the aggressive Phillies wanted to please the crowd.'
  7. 'She knew her crew was getting tired and restless, and the supplies wouldn't hold out forever.'
  8. 'In an age of restless channel surfing, you couldn't ask for anything better than this.'
  9. 'Feeling suddenly restless, I began to swim away from him, wanting to stretch my limbs.'
  10. 'I really hoped that I was right, because I was growing restless from the two long days.'
  11. 'a restless night'
  12. 'I fell into a fitful, restless sleep, one that was preoccupied with thoughts of him.'
  13. 'I'd woken up almost every half hour through out the night feeling queasy before falling back into a restless doze.'
  14. 'I needed something to quiet my thoughts, but my mind was too restless for sleep.'
  15. 'She is 67 now, but sprightly with a fierce, restless energy.'
  16. 'She rocked me back and forth in her arms, much like quieting a restless babe.'
  17. 'Glass may have been the material that best expressed the restless spirit of art nouveau.'
  18. 'To be rid of these restless feelings and emotions, he need only take a few steps to the recreation room.'
  19. 'I'm a restless sleeper, so I ended up waking up a lot.'
  20. 'She knew she shouldn't be lying in her bed, moaning and complaining of her troubled mind and restless heart.'
  21. 'Texas beckoned not only their restless, adventurous spirits but evoked family heritage as well.'


1. characterized by or showing inability to remain at rest: a restless mood.

2. unquiet or uneasy, as a person, the mind, or the heart.

3. never at rest; perpetually agitated or in motion: the restless sea.

4. without rest; without restful sleep: a restless night.

5. unceasingly active; averse to quiet or inaction, as persons: a restless crowd.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be restless without details."

"wolves can be restless in forests."

"thoughts can be restless as waters."

"places can be restless at places."

"people can be restless in/at/on evenings."

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Old English restlēas (see rest, -less).