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rest·less

 (rĕst′lĭs)
adj.
1. Characterized by a lack of quiet, repose, or rest: spent a restless night.
2. Not able to rest, relax, or be still: a restless child.
3. Having or showing a persistent desire for change or action: "A restless feeling of guilt would always be present with him" (James Joyce).
4. Never still or motionless: the restless sea.

rest′less·ly adv.
rest′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.restlessly - in a restless manner; "he cracked his knuckles restlessly"
Translations
باضْطِراب، بِقَلَق
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hvileløst
órólega
nemirno
durup dinlenmedenuyumaksızın

restlessly

[ˈrestlɪslɪ] ADVnerviosamente
he paced restlessly around the roomse paseaba nerviosamente de un lado a otro de la habitación
she moved restlessly in her sleepse movió inquieta mientras dormía

restlessly

[ˈrɛstləsli] advavec agitation

restlessly

adv (= in an unsettled manner)unruhig; (= not wanting to stay in one place)rastlos

restlessly

[ˈrɛstlɪslɪ] adv (gen) → irrequietamente; (fidget) → nervosamente

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 ?
There were days when my heart was volcanic As the scoriac rivers that roll -- As the lavas that restlessly roll Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek, In the ultimate climes of the Pole -- That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek In the realms of the Boreal Pole.
He paced restlessly to and fro from the sitting room to the bedroom and back again.
It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable honest-hearted duty-doing man flies out into the world; but it is very possible to know how it has touched one's self in going by, and I know right well, that any good that intermixed itself with my apprenticeship came of plain contented Joe, and not of restlessly aspiring discontented me.
A curious crowd lingered restlessly, people coming and going but the crowd remaining, both on the Chobham and Horsell bridges.
He was already acquainted with the market reports, and he glanced restlessly over the editorials and bits of news which he had not had time to read before quitting New Orleans the day before.
He entered the room, looking restlessly and angrily around, as if afraid of everything in that large apartment.
Wragge, restlessly shifting the positions of the circulars as a child restlessly shifts the position of a new set of toys.
This huge fellow roamed restlessly about, nosing among his companion and the abhorrent litter of the cave.
The boy stirred restlessly, gave her a surprised look, and began to whittle again at his stick, with the dull, broken-bladed knife in his hand.
The man lay on his back in bed, talking brokenly but with spirit, and punctuating with his arms, which he thrashed about, restlessly, as sick people do in de- lirium.
They ranged in height from three to four feet, and were moving restlessly about the enclosure as though searching for food.
One after another the savages, turning restlessly, appeared to resume their slumbers, and rejoicing at the stillness which prevailed, I was about to rise again from my couch, when I heard a slight rustling--a dark form was intercepted between me and the doorway--the slide was drawn across it, and the individual, whoever he was, returned to his mat.