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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrestiveres‧tive /ˈrestɪv/ adjective written  MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONdissatisfied or bored with your situation, and impatient for it to change Communist leaders struggled to rule over increasingly restive populations.restively adverbrestiveness noun [uncountable]
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restiveThe southern region was growing increasingly restive.Another person joined the queue and the old lady immediately behind him began to look restive.In the driving mirror I saw the driver of the estate-car was growing restive.The men from Foss were restive.Her restive fingers toyed with the battered keys.If his wife is restive, he sees welfare as a positive invitation from the state for her to dissolve the marriage.Similar appeals to restive Protestant gunmen came Thursday from civic and church leaders and government officials.
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