What does restless mean?

Definitions for restlessˈrɛst lɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word restless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restless, ungratified, unsatisfied(adj)

    worried and uneasy

  2. restless(adj)

    ceaselessly in motion

    "the restless sea"; "the restless wind"

  3. restless, uneasy(adj)

    lacking or not affording physical or mental rest

    "a restless night"; "she fell into an uneasy sleep"

Wiktionary

  1. restless(Adjective)

    Not allowing or affording rest.

    The night before his wedding was a restless one.

  2. restless(Adjective)

    Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.

  3. restless(Adjective)

    Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented.

    A restless ambition.

  4. restless(Adjective)

    Deprived of rest or sleep.

    They remained restless, sitting by the window the entire night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restless(adj)

    never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child

  2. Restless(adj)

    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

  3. Restless(adj)

    deprived of rest or sleep

  4. Restless(adj)

    passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night

  5. Restless(adj)

    not affording rest; as, a restless chair

Freebase

  1. Restless

    "Restless" is the 22nd episode and season finale of season four of the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the 78th episode of the series overall. The episode was written and directed by the show's creator Joss Whedon and originally aired on The WB in the United States on May 23, 2000. The premise of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is that an adolescent girl, Buffy Summers, is chosen by mystical forces and given superhuman powers to kill vampires, demons, and other evil creatures in the fictional town of Sunnydale. She is supported by a close circle of family and friends, nicknamed the Scooby Gang. "Restless" centers on the dreams of the four main characters after enduring an exhausting fight in the previous episode. The dreams are used to comment on the characters—their fears, their past and their possible future. Consistent with each dream is the presence of the First Slayer who hunts and kills them one by one until, in the final sequence, she is confronted and disempowered by Buffy. The episode serves as a coda to the fourth season instead of a climax, as Whedon wanted to achieve something different for a season finale. Whedon experimented with several filming techniques to make the episode as dreamlike as possible. The episode also foreshadows upcoming events, most notably the first appearance of Buffy's sister Dawn and Buffy's death. Buffy scholar Nikki Stafford calls the surrealistic episode "unprecedented in television", saying it is "so jam-packed with information that we'll probably be seeing allusions to it for the rest of the series", and referring to it as a "mysterious lead-in to the emotionally turbulent season five". "Restless" received high praise from critics upon airing, particularly for its character development, visual direction, and wit. It is frequently noted as one of the best episodes of the series.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restless

    rest′les, adj. in continual motion: uneasy: passed in unquietness: seeking change or action: unsettled: turbulent.—adv. Rest′lessly.—n. Rest′lessness. [Rest, cessation from motion.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restless in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charlotte Bronte:

    A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

  2. Comedian Jon Stewart:

    This show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you

  4. Samuel Hoffenstein:

    When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.

  5. Natalie Dautovich:

    We know that consuming alcohol within two to three hours of bedtime can actually have an adverse effect on sleep, a rebound effect that causes people to wake up and have restless sleep.

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