Rest"less, a. [AS. restlexa0;s.]
Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. Chaucer
revolution day by day."
Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects.
at home , and ever prone to range."
Deprived of rest or sleep.
Restless he passed the remnants of the night.
Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
Not affording rest; as, a restless chair.
Restless thrush. Zool. See Grinder, 3.
Syn. -- Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless; agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering.
-- Rest"less*ly, adv.- Rest"less*ness, n.
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