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English definition of “restless”

restless

adjective    /ˈrest·ləs/
moving because you are unable to relax, esp. because you are worried or bored, or (of an activity) having a lot of movement as a characteristic: He dozed off to a restless sleep. The audience began to get restless. Restless can also mean not satisfied with your situation and wanting a change: The opposition parties provide no clear alternative for restless voters.
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