Synonyms of restive
- 1. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight, tense (vs. relaxed)
- usage: being in a tense state
- 2. restive, impatient (vs. patient)
- usage: impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"
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Definition and meaning of restive (Dictionary)