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synonyms for restiveness

  • activity
  • agitation
  • ailment
  • ants
  • anxiety
  • bustle
  • disquiet
  • disquietude
  • disturbance
  • edginess
  • excitability
  • ferment
  • fitfulness
  • fretfulness
  • hurry
  • inconstancy
  • inquietude
  • insomnia
  • instability
  • jitters
  • jumpiness
  • movement
  • nervousness
  • transience
  • turbulence
  • turmoil
  • unease
  • uneasiness
  • unrest
  • antsiness
  • unsettledness
  • worriedness
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antonyms for restiveness

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • collectedness
  • ease
  • happiness
  • harmony
  • inactivity
  • laziness
  • order
  • peace
  • rest
  • tranquility
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How to use restiveness in a sentence

There is a restiveness in human nature that resists compulsion, even to its own manifest advantage.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The trained horses, being all together, had shown themselves wonderfully free from restiveness.
FORGING THE BLADESBERTRAM MITFORD
But the delay in reaching the figure in the gallery produced great restiveness.
"PERSONS UNKNOWN"VIRGINIA TRACY
Lady Cantire (perceiving that the Bishop is showing signs of restiveness).
LYRE AND LANCETF. ANSTEY
For a long time he had striven to mute Art's musical restiveness.
MRS. BINDLEHEBERT JENKINS
By the restiveness of woman under the tutelage of man may he measure his own short-comings.
A NEW ATMOSPHEREGAIL HAMILTON
Foreign observers of that time constantly allude to this universal and inexplicable restiveness.
OUR FOREIGNERSSAMUEL P. ORTH
That has been the manner of his going, although, of course, he was driven on by restiveness and lust for booty.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
"Strange restiveness for one reared in the quiet inner chambers of a Jewish house," he observed.
THE CITY OF DELIGHTELIZABETH MILLER
The music, whether of organ or of word, is more to me than ever; the literal meaning causes me no restiveness.
THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF HENRY RYECROFTGEORGE GISSING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RESTIVENESS

  • ailment
  • alarm
  • angst
  • anxiety
  • care
  • concern
  • concernment
  • disquietude
  • distress
  • disturbance
  • fear
  • ferment
  • foreboding
  • fretfulness
  • inquietude
  • nervousness
  • restiveness
  • restlessness
  • solicitude
  • storm
  • trouble
  • turmoil
  • uneasiness
  • unrest
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.