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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rest·less, a.
 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. --Chaucer. Restless revolution day by day.”
 2. 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.  Restless at home , and ever prone to range.”
 3. Deprived of rest or sleep.
    Restless he passed the remnants of the night.   --Dryden.
 4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
 5. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active; "the
           restlessness of the wind"
      2: a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes
         delay [syn: impatience]
      3: a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion; "he's
         got the fidgets"; "waiting gave him a feeling of
         restlessness" [syn: fidget, fidgetiness]
      4: inability to rest or relax or be still [syn: uneasiness]