restfulness


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rest·ful

 (rĕst′fəl)
adj.
Affording, marked by, or suggesting rest; tranquil.

rest′ful·ly adv.
rest′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.restfulness - the attribute of being restful; "he longed for the restfulness of home"
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
Translations
إسْتِراحَه، إرْتِياح
klid
afslappethed
ró, friîsæld
dinlendiricilikrahatlık

rest1

(rest) noun
1. a (usually short) period of not working etc after, or between periods of, effort; (a period of) freedom from worries etc. Digging the garden is hard work – let's stop for a rest; Let's have/take a rest; I need a rest from all these problems – I'm going to take a week's holiday.
2. sleep. He needs a good night's rest.
3. something which holds or supports. a book-rest; a headrest on a car seat.
4. a state of not moving. The machine is at rest.
verb
1. to (allow to) stop working etc in order to get new strength or energy. We've been walking for four hours – let's stop and rest; Stop reading for a minute and rest your eyes; Let's rest our legs.
2. to sleep; to lie or sit quietly in order to get new strength or energy, or because one is tired. Mother is resting at the moment.
3. to (make or allow to) lean, lie, sit, remain etc on or against something. Her head rested on his shoulder; He rested his hand on her arm; Her gaze rested on the jewels.
4. to relax, be calm etc. I will never rest until I know the murderer has been caught.
5. to (allow to) depend on. Our hopes now rest on him, since all else has failed.
6. (with with) (of a duty etc) to belong to. The choice rests with you.
ˈrestful adjective
1. bringing rest. a restful holiday.
2. (of colours, music etc) causing a person to feel calm and relaxed. Some people find blue a restful colour; After a hard day's work, I like to listen to some restful music.
3. relaxed. at rest: The patient seems more restful now.
ˈrestfully adverb
ˈrestfulness noun
ˈrestless adjective
1. always moving; showing signs of worry, boredom, impatience etc. a restless child; He's been doing the same job for years now and he's beginning to get restless.
2. during which a person does not sleep. a restless night.
ˈrestlessly adverb
ˈrestlessness noun
ˈrest-room noun
(American) a toilet in a theatre, factory etc.
at rest
free from pain, worry etc.
come to rest
to stop moving. The ball came to rest under a tree.
lay to rest
to bury (someone) in a grave.
let the matter rest
to stop discussing etc a matter.
rest assured
to be certain. You may rest assured that we will take your views into consideration.
set someone's mind at rest
to take away a person's worries about something.
References in classic literature ?
And as she snuggled comfortably beneath the eiderdown a sense of restfulness invaded her, such as she had not known before.
He attracted me by three things: his candid simplicity, his marvelous familiarity with ancient armor, and the restfulness of his company -- for he did all the talking.
And there are moments of quiet and restfulness by day, and vistas of exquisite beauty.
The cat had scratched him, the odd-job man had swathed him in an apron, and now this stranger, in whom he had found at first a pleasant restfulness, soothing after the recent scenes of violence in which he had participated, did this to him.
In times of loneliness and trouble it had long been his custom to seek there the quiet and restfulness which he could find nowhere else.
The warmth of their bodies intermingled, and she was aware of a great restfulness and content.
All the earth was silent in the restfulness of eating time; the plowhorses stood in the furrow munching, with great bags over their noses holding sweet food, the plowman sat under the hedge and the plowboy also, and they, too, were munching, each one holding a great piece of bread in one fist and a great piece of cheese in the other.
It consists of 19 items that cover the subjective assessment of sleep quality as well as perceived restfulness and disturbance of sleep.
Another study found offering music for adults with chronic insomnia increased self-reported restfulness, and polysomnography results showed shortened stage 2 sleep and prolonged rapid eye movement sleep (Chang, Lai, Chen, Hsieh, & Lee, 2012).
Karen Brody's encouraging book Daring to Rest shares how a deep form of meditation called yoga nidra can help women -- who suffer twice the number of sleep and wakefulness disorders as men -- reclaim true restfulness.
Making sleep somehow performative is the opposite of restfulness, and yet this is exactly what we are doing.
Designed to "strengthen the feelings of peace and restfulness when you take time to stop and breathe," this beautiful oil blend, handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado, calls on the calming plant powers of lavender, clary sage, patchouli, angelica, and valerian.