Meaning of “restive” in the English Dictionary

"restive" in British English

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restiveadjective

uk /ˈres.tɪv/ us /ˈres.tɪv/ formal

(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 crowd began to get restive during the long wait for the concert to begin.

(Definition of “restive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)