What does restless mean?

Definitions for restless
ˈrɛst lɪsrest·less

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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

Examples of restless in a Sentence

  1. Passenger Steven Lau:

    ( I) feel partly relieved to be on a new plane, but the crew is still loading bags and preparing the aircraft, so not certain when we'll actually take off, it's nearing 24 hours since we originally took off from Newark, so we're all feeling restless and frustrated. I'm just ready to be off the plane and finished with this experience.

  2. Walter Lippmann:

    In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. They are deprived of their independence. Democratic politicians rarely feel they can afford the luxury of telling the whole truth to the people. And since not telling it, though prudent, is uncomfortable, they find it easier if they themselves do not have to hear too often too much of the sour truth. The men under them who report and collect the news come to realize in their turn that it is safer to be wrong before it has become fashionable to be right.

  3. Maggie Moon:

    Holly Phillips said. It's not clear why this happens ; studies suggest that in response to the stress of not getting quality snooze time, there's a reduction in activity in the hypothalamus, the control panel of the brain where body temperature is regulated. A study from the European Journal of Applied Physiology appears to back this up : researchers documented a drop in body temperature in 20 sleep-deprived young adults. Metabolism may be a culprit here as well. When you're fatigued from a restless night, your metabolism works at a more sluggish pace, Holly Phillips said, producing less heat and slower circulation. You're dehydrated Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water, and water helps regulate body temperature.

  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. Thomas Hobbes:

    Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.

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