Rest"less, a. [AS. restleÁs.] 1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. Chaucer. "Restless revolution day by day." Milton.

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." Dryden.

3. Deprived of rest or sleep.

Restless he passed the remnants of the night.

4. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.

5. Not affording rest; as, a restless chair. Cowper.

Restless thrush. (Zoöl.) See Grinder, 3.

Syn. -- Unquiet; uneasy; disturbed; disquieted; sleepless; agitated; unsettled; roving; wandering.

-- Rest"less*ly, adv.- Rest"less*ness, n.