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Affording, marked by, or suggesting rest; tranquil.

rest′ful·ly adv.
rest′ful·ness n.
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1. giving or conducive to rest
2. being at rest; tranquil; calm
ˈrestfully adv
ˈrestfulness n
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(ˈrɛst fəl)

1. giving or conducive to rest.
2. being at rest; tranquil; peaceful.
rest′ful•ly, adv.
rest′ful•ness, n.
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1. 'restful'

Something that is restful helps you to feel calm and relaxed.

The lighting is restful.
2. 'restless'

A restless child cannot keep still or quiet.

Some babies are tense and restless during the early weeks.

You also say that someone is restless when they are bored with what they are doing and want to do something else.

I knew within a fortnight I should feel restless again.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.restful - affording physical or mental rest; "she spent a restful night at home"
uneasy, restless - lacking or not affording physical or mental rest; "a restless night"; "she fell into an uneasy sleep"
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لا يُثير الأعْصابمُرْتاح، يَشْعُر بالرّاحَه، مُسْتَقِرمُريحمُرِيح
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[ˈrestfʊl] ADJdescansado, tranquilo
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[ˈrɛstfʊl] adjreposant(e)rest home nmaison f de repos
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


adj occupation, pastime etcerholsam; atmospheregemütlich, entspannend; lightingberuhigend; colourruhig; placefriedlich; she is very restful to be withes ist sehr gemütlich, mit ihr zusammen zu sein
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[ˈrɛstfʊl] adjriposante
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(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.
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.
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مُرِيح odpočinkový afslappende erholsam αναπαυτικός apacible levollinen reposant miran riposante 落ち着いた 평온한 rustgevend fredfylt kojący repousante успокаивающий vilsam ซึ่งเงียบสงบและผ่อนคลาย dinlendirici thư thái 宁静的
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a. tranquilo-a, quieto-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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It looks so cozy, so inviting and restful, whenever I pass by; and it's for rent.
The balmy sum- mer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knit- ting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
It was a tranquil scene, and restful to the weary eye and the jaded spirit.
It has its own disturbances and its own anxieties, and neither of these things are good for lives that should be restful. Your uncle is a strong man, with a very happy and placid nature.
Even in that sad weather there was something restful about the green fields that stretched to the horizon.
In his savage way he loved them; but they were far from satisfying or restful companions.
"Everything about the whole place is restful," Penelope said,--"your servants with their quaint dresses and slippered feet, your thick carpets, the smell of those strange burning leaves, and, forgive me if I say so, your closed windows.
All he needs is a good, sweet wife--a restful one."
During this journey he, as it were, considered his life afresh and arrived at his old conclusion, restful in its hopelessness: that it was not for him to begin anything anew- but that he must live out his life, content to do no harm, and not disturbing himself or desiring anything.
The motion of a raft is the needful motion; it is gentle, and gliding, and smooth, and noiseless; it calms down all feverish activities, it soothes to sleep all nervous hurry and impatience; under its restful influence all the troubles and vexations and sorrows that harass the mind vanish away, and existence becomes a dream, a charm, a deep and tranquil ecstasy.
It was not a beautiful face; it was too prematurely aged-looking, too thin and drawn, to be that; but it was a gentle, lovable face, in spite of its stamp of pinch and poverty, and upon it was that look of restful peace that comes to the faces of the sick sometimes when at last the pain has left them.
March, with the restful expression of a pilot who has brought a ship safely into port.