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English definition of “restive”

restive

adjective     /ˈres.tɪv/ formal
unwilling to be controlled or be patient: The audience was becoming restive as they waited for the performance to begin.Anxious and worried restively     /-li/ adverb Anxious and worried restiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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