Definition of restiveness in English:



  • See restive

    • ‘I feel that the restiveness will not calm down with my continued presence,’ Corpus said.’
    • ‘Whenever stressed employees worked up the courage to venture criticism of him, Browne would point towards the sign, which was usually enough to quell any restiveness.’
    • ‘But I see the signs of decay and I sense a great restiveness in my country - portents of transcendent change.’
    • ‘They close the circle on the films, leave the audience shaken but not moved; a brief psychic jarring which lapses back into restiveness.’
    • ‘‘There has been some understandable restiveness, but I have resolved this matter directly with the troops,’ she said.’