, a. [AS. restles.] 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. Chaucer. "Restless revolution day by day." Milton.
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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." Dryden.
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3. Deprived of rest or sleep.
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Restless he passed the remnants of the night.
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4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
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5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. Cowper.
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Restless thrush. (Zol.) See Grinder, 3.
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Syn. -- Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless; agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering.
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-- Rest"less*ly, adv.- Rest"less*ness, n.
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