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synonyms for restlessness

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

antonyms for restlessness

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • collectedness
  • ease
  • happiness
  • peace
  • harmony
  • inactivity
  • laziness
  • order
  • rest
  • tranquility
  • contentedness
  • relaxation
  • restfulness
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How to use restlessness in a sentence

You’ll then get a full chart showing what times you were in which stages of sleep, helping you spot particular spells of restlessness.
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He also had a reformist streak, reflecting a deep-seated restlessness and dissatisfaction with the status quo that was manifest through the rest of his life.
DONALD H. RUMSFELD, INFLUENTIAL BUT CONTROVERSIAL BUSH DEFENSE SECRETARY, DIES AT 88BRADLEY GRAHAMJUNE 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She said she’d noticed that as her brother’s memory loss progressed, he became more restless and could spend hours doing the same tasks repeatedly, often old habits, such as folding towels or arranging bird feeders on the porch.
WHY THIS VIRGINIA MAN SPENT DAYS MAKING AN ALZHEIMER’S ‘BUSY BOX’ FOR A STRANGERCATHY FREENOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A restless Virginia resident finds sights that evoke the West within driving distance
IN DELAWARE, A NEW INSTAGRAM-FRIENDLY DRIVING TRAIL SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL ARTISTS AND SITESANDREA SACHSNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
If that stress response becomes endless, the bodily effects can wage a mental toll through anxiety, irritability, depression, restlessness or lack of focus.
WHAT MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HAVE LEARNED SIX MONTHS INTO PANDEMIC CAREMARION RENAULTOCTOBER 8, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The same fierce restlessness which took possession of him at San Pasquale again showed itself in his every act.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
But a horrible thing that had happened to him, had awakened in him a lonely nightmare of restlessness.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
This reasoning seemed to calm him; but the restlessness of doubt soon returned, pricking like thorns.
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION
At times there is a development of tuberculosis that proves fatal, because of the restlessness of the individual.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Any lurking danger of too great speculative restlessness disappeared.
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WORDS RELATED TO RESTLESSNESS

  • heebie-jeebies
  • itching
  • restlessness
  • the fidgets
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.