Part of speech:
Never or almost never quiet or still; always active or inclined to action
(Informal) Having the jitters
Feeling or showing restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
The definition of unruly is someone or something that is out of control or hard to manage.
Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
(Of water) with little waves on the surface.
Daring, provocative, or trend-setting:
Undependably variable; mercurial or fickle.
The definition of tense is a state where your muscles are tight, or where you are filled with nervousness and anxiety.
Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes:
Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension
being in a tense state
Highly sensitive or nervous and tense
Too highly strung; tense
Find another word for restive. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for restive, like: balky, restless, jittery, unsettled, impatient, fidgety, unruly, refractory, stubborn, contrary and obstinate.