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Definitions for restive
ˈrɛs tɪvrestive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptightadjective

    being in a tense state

  2. restiveadjective

    impatient especially under restriction or delay

    "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"

Wiktionary

  1. restiveadjective

    Impatient under delay, duress, or control.

  2. restiveadjective

    Resistant of control; stubborn.

  3. restiveadjective

    Refusing to move, especially in a forward direction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restiveadjective

    unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back

    Etymology: [OF. restif, F. rtif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See Rest remainder, and cf. Restiff.]

  2. Restiveadjective

    inactive; sluggish

    Etymology: [OF. restif, F. rtif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See Rest remainder, and cf. Restiff.]

  3. Restiveadjective

    impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory

    Etymology: [OF. restif, F. rtif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See Rest remainder, and cf. Restiff.]

  4. Restiveadjective

    uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to horses

    Etymology: [OF. restif, F. rtif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See Rest remainder, and cf. Restiff.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restive

    res′tiv, adj. unwilling to go forward: obstinate: jibbing back like a restive horse.—adv. Res′tively.—n. Res′tiveness. [O. Fr. restif—L. restāre, to rest.]

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  1. sievert

  2. veriest

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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