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restlessadjective

us   /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.
restlessly
adverb us   /ˈrest·ləs·li/
I wandered restlessly around the apartment.
restlessness
noun [U] us   /ˈrest·ləs·nəs/
He paced back and forth out of sheer restlessness.
(Definition of restless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"restless" in British English

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restlessadjective

uk   /ˈrest.ləs/ us   /ˈrest.ləs/
restlessly
adverb uk   /ˈrest.ləs.li/ us   /ˈrest.ləs.li/
She shifted restlessly in her chair.
restlessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈrest.ləs.nəs/ us   /ˈrest.ləs.nəs/
(Definition of restless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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