restive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"restive" in British English

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restiveadjective

uk   us   /ˈres.tɪv/ formal
unwilling to be ​controlled or be ​patient: The ​audience was ​becoming restive as they ​waited for the ​performance to ​begin.
restively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
restiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of restive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"restive" in American English

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restiveadjective

 us   /ˈres·tɪv/ fml
unwilling to be ​controlled or be ​patient: The ​crowdbegan to get restive during the ​longwait for the ​concert to ​begin.
(Definition of restive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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