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ˈrɛst lɪsrest·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restless, ungratified, unsatisfiedadjective

    worried and uneasy

  2. restlessadjective

    ceaselessly in motion

    "the restless sea"; "the restless wind"

  3. restless, uneasyadjective

    lacking or not affording physical or mental rest

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

Wiktionary

  1. restlessadjective

    Not allowing or affording rest.

    The night before his wedding was a restless one.

  2. restlessadjective

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

  3. restlessadjective

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

    A restless ambition.

  4. restlessadjective

    Deprived of rest or sleep.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restlessadjective

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

  2. Restlessadjective

    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. Restlessadjective

    deprived of rest or sleep

  4. Restlessadjective

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

  5. Restlessadjective

    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

Examples of restless in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Ross:

    When you go into a hospital or a health care setting, sometimes there's a lot of noise and chaos. When our patients come in, we provide them with noise-canceling headphones, little fidgets, if they get a little restless or anxious... and special seating, to help prevent them from being overwhelmed by the sensory situation around them, we're really providing autism-friendly health care.

  2. Nathan M. Pusey:

    The teacher's task is not to implant facts but to place the subject to be learned in front of the learner and, through sympathy, emotion, imagination and patience, to awaken in the learner the restless drive for answers and insights which enlarge the personal life and give it meaning.

  3. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    Through this broad street, restless ever, ebbs and flows a human tide, wave on wave a living river; wealth and fashion side by side; Toiler, idler, slave and master, in the same quick current glide.

  4. Audrey Wendt:

    There's a period of time when patients often get really restless. It's horrible to see, the body knows something is very wrong. It's trying to compensate, but it just can't.

  5. Tryon Edwards:

    Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?

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