restless

[rest-lis]
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing inability to remain at rest: a restless mood.
2.
unquiet or uneasy, as a person, the mind, or the heart.
3.
never at rest; perpetually agitated or in motion: the restless sea.
4.
without rest; without restful sleep: a restless night.
5.
unceasingly active; averse to quiet or inaction, as persons: a restless crowd.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English restles, Old English restlēas. See rest1, -less

restlessly, adverb
restlessness, noun


1, 2, 3. restive, agitated, fretful.
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restless (ˈrɛstlɪs)
 
adj
1.  unable to stay still or quiet
2.  ceaselessly active or moving: the restless wind
3.  worried; anxious; uneasy
4.  not restful; without repose: a restless night
 
'restlessly
 
adv
 
'restlessness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

restless
O.E. restleas "deprived of sleep," from rest (1) + -leas "-less." A general Gmc. compound (cf. Fris. restleas, Ger. rastlos, Dan. rastlös, Du. rusteloos). Meaning "stirring constantly, desirous of action" is attested from late 15c.
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Example sentences
There is a restlessness, a deep sense of something gone wrong in the air.
Now a few enterprising engineers are looking to convert our restlessness into
  electricity.
His was the solitude, self-doubt and restlessness of dislocation and
  displacement.
And then there was the second expression of her restlessness.
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