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Likely to change or vary; variable:
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  1. Likely to change or vary; variable:
  2. Uninhabited or not occupied by settlers:
  3. Not determined or resolved:
Restively eager or desirous; anxious:
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  1. Restively eager or desirous; anxious:
  2. Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless.
  3. Feeling or showing a lack of patience
Tending to fidget.
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  1. Tending to fidget.
  2. Creating unnecessary fuss.
  3. Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget.
In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
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  1. In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
  2. Difficult to operate or start:
  3. Given to stopping and refusing to go on:
Hard to control, restrain, or keep in order; disobedient, disorderly, etc.
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  1. Hard to control, restrain, or keep in order; disobedient, disorderly, etc.
  2. Difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule:
  3. Difficult to keep in place or in order:
Having a high melting point. Ceramics that are made from clay and minerals are often refractory, as are metal oxides and carbides. Refractory materials are often used as liners in furnaces.
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  1. Having a high melting point. Ceramics that are made from clay and minerals are often refractory, as are metal oxides and carbides. Refractory materials are often used as liners in furnaces.
  2. Resistant to treatment:
  3. Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat:
Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
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  1. Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
  2. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
  3. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
Daring, provocative, or trend-setting:
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  1. Daring, provocative, or trend-setting:
  2. (Informal) Innovative, daring, unconventional, etc.
  3. Nervous or irritable:
Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget.
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  1. Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget.
  2. Creating unnecessary fuss.
  3. Nervous; uneasy
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  1. Nervy, jumpy, on edge
  2. Marked by jittering movements:
  3. Having or feeling nervous unease:
Moving in jumps, jerks, or abrupt variations
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  1. Moving in jumps, jerks, or abrupt variations
  2. Characterized by fitful, jerky movements.
  3. Nervous or apprehensive
Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
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  1. Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
  2. Of the nerves
  3. Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension:
Seeking change; discontented
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  1. Seeking change; discontented
  2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented.
  3. Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.
  1. Easily scared or startled; timid.
  2. Moving quickly and lightly; lively.
  3. Restlessly active or nervous; restive.
(Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
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  1. (Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
  2. In a state of nervous tension or mental strain:
  3. Causing or characterized by nervous tension or mental strain:
(Figuratively) irritable, cranky
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  1. (Figuratively) irritable, cranky
  2. Characterized by jerky or spasmodic motion:
  3. (Informal) Nervous; jittery
Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes:
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  1. Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes:
  2. Tense; nervous:
  3. Very tense, nervous, anxious, etc.
Find another word for restive. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for restive, like: unsettled, impatient, fidgety, balky, unruly, refractory, stubborn, restless, contrary, obstinate and edgy.