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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. Sebastian Morris:

    Gujarat's much-celebrated growth rate has slowed down in the last two years. There are hardly any jobs to absorb the young and the restless, this problem is not just in Gujarat, but it is faced by youths across India.

  2. Soren Kierkegaard, "The Sickness Unto Death":

    And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.

  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. Emil Cioran:

    Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist --a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist --only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.

  5. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Perpetually restless, Thomas Wolfe was “without a home — a vagabond since [he] was seven” and seeking out where he belonged physically (i.e. in Asheville, his home or Harvard) as well as intellectually. This concept that he was indeed without a father led him to gain greater understanding, eventually realizing that his search for a patriarch was not merely a “father in the flesh,” but a substitution for God, a guiding light, and an alluring source of inspiration.

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