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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: restiveness (0.01083 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to restiveness.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: restiveness restiveness n 1: the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters [syn: jitteriness, jumpiness, nervousness] 2: characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright [syn: skittishness]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Restiveness Restive \Rest"ive\ (r?st"?v), a. [OF. restif, F. r['e]tif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See Rest remainder, and cf. Restiff.] . Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back. [1913 Webster] Restive or resty, drawing back, instead of going forward, as some horses do. --E. Philips (1658). [1913 Webster] The people remarked with awe and wonder that the beasts which were to drag him [Abraham Holmes] to the gallows became restive, and went back. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Inactive; sluggish. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory. [1913 Webster] 4. Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to horses. --Trench. [1913 Webster] -- Rest"ive, adv. -- Rest"ive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]

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