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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active;
- Example: "the restlessness of the wind"

2. a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay;
[syn: restlessness, impatience]

3. a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion;
- Example: "he's got the fidgets"
- Example: "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness"
[syn: fidget, fidgetiness, restlessness]

4. inability to rest or relax or be still;
[syn: restlessness, uneasiness, queasiness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Restless \Rest"less\, a. [AS. restle['a]s.] 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. --Chaucer. "Restless revolution day by day." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. "Restless at home, and ever prone to range." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Deprived of rest or sleep. [1913 Webster] Restless he passed the remnants of the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night. [1913 Webster] 5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Restless thrush. (Zool.) See Grinder, 3. [1913 Webster] Syn: Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless; agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering. [1913 Webster] -- Rest"less*ly, adv.- Rest"less*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

restlessness n 1: the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active; "the restlessness of the wind" 2: a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay [syn: restlessness, impatience] 3: a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion; "he's got the fidgets"; "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness" [syn: fidget, fidgetiness, restlessness] 4: inability to rest or relax or be still [syn: restlessness, uneasiness, queasiness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

207 Moby Thesaurus words for "restlessness": Faustianism, activity, actuation, ado, agitation, ailment, alertness, all-night vigil, anxiety, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, breathless impatience, brouhaha, burst, bustle, capriciousness, chafing, churn, cold comfort, commotion, consciousness, conturbation, desultoriness, deviability, didder, disappointment, discomposure, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness, disturbance, dithers, divine discontent, dynamics, eagerness, ebullition, eccentricity, embroilment, envy, erraticism, excitement, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fickleness, fidgetiness, fidgets, fit, flap, flightiness, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteration, flutteriness, foment, freakishness, fretfulness, fretting, fume, fuss, fussiness, going, haste, heaving, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ill humor, impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, impulsiveness, inconsistency, inconstancy, inquietude, insomnia, insomniac, insomnolence, insomnolency, instability, irregularity, jitters, jumpiness, kinematics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics, lather, lidless vigil, maelstrom, malaise, mercuriality, mobilization, moil, moodiness, motion, motivation, move, movement, moving, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, palpitation, panting, peevishness, perturbation, petulance, pitapat, pitter-patter, pother, quaking, quaver, quavering, querulousness, quiver, quivering, rebelliousness, resentment, restiveness, roil, rout, row, running, scramble, seethe, seething, sentience, shakes, shaking, shiftiness, shiver, shivers, shudder, sleeplessness, sourness, spasm, spurt, stew, stir, stirring, sulkiness, sweat, swirl, tense readiness, throb, throbbing, to-do, tossing and turning, tremble, trembling, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, uncertainty, undependability, unease, uneasiness, unfixedness, unfulfillment, unhappiness, unpatientness, unpleasure, unpredictability, unquiet, unquietness, unreliability, unrest, unsatisfaction, unsettledness, unstableness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, upset, variability, variation, variety, velocity, vexation of spirit, vigil, vortex, wake, wakefulness, wantonness, waywardness, whimsicality, whirl