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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: restiveness(0.01083 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to restiveness.
English → English (WordNet)
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
English → English (gcide)
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.
Restive or resty, drawing back, instead of going
forward, as some horses do. --E. Philips
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.
2. Inactive; sluggish. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
3. Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition;
4. Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting
about; -- applied especially to horses. --Trench.
[1913 Webster] -- Rest"ive, adv. -- Rest"ive*ness, n.