HyperDic: restive

English > 2 senses of the word restive:
ADJECTIVEallrestive, edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, uptightbeing in a tense state
allrestiveimpatient especially under restriction or delay
restive > pronunciation
Soundsreh'stihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > restive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn a tense state.
Synonymsedgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, uptight
BroadertenseIn or of a state of physical or nervous tension
Spanishagobiado, inquieto, intranquilo, nerviosa, nervioso
Catalaninquiet, irritable, nerviós
Nounsrestivenesscharacterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
restivenessthe anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
Adverbsrestivelyin a restive manner
English > restive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningimpatient especially under restriction or delay.
Example"the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"
BroaderimpatientRestless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
Spanishinquieto, intranquilo

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