Rest"less, a. [AS.
restleÁs.] 1. Never resting;
unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless
child. Chaucer. "Restless revolution day by day."
2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace;
averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as,
restless schemers; restless ambition; restless
subjects. "Restless at home , and ever prone to range."
3. Deprived of rest or sleep.
Restless he passed the remnants of the
4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has
had a restless night.
5. Not affording rest; as, a restless
Restless thrush. (Zoöl.) See
Syn. -- Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless;
agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering.
-- Rest"less*ly, adv.-