What does the word restive mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Restiveness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Restively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Stubborn; balky.

Usage examples for restive

  1. One, wrapped to the chin in furs, sat well back in the corner of the carriage as if desirous of all possible protection from the cold; the other leaned forward in a somewhat restive attitude and looked like a man occupying his position under protest. – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  2. Meanwhile, however, Bismarck had given the last flick to the restive courses of the Press on both sides of the Rhine. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  3. Possibly some scrape, like that preserved in the deer- stealing tradition and the resultant persecution, made the young man, now only twenty- one, restive and eager to be gone. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
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