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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Restive or resty, drawing back, instead of going
           forward, as some horses do.              --E. Philips
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           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.
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     2. Inactive; sluggish. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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     3. Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition;
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     4. Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting
        about; -- applied especially to horses. --Trench.
        [1913 Webster] -- Rest"ive, adv. -- Rest"ive*ness, n.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       adj 1: being in a tense state [syn: edgy, high-strung, highly
              strung, in suspense(p), jittery, jumpy, nervy,
               overstrung, uptight]
       2: impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the
          government has done nothing to ease restrictions and
          manufacturers are growing restive"

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "restive":
     antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, apathetic, backward, balking, balky,
     beefing, bellyaching, beyond control, bigoted, bitching, breachy,
     breathless, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, case-hardened,
     chafing, complaining, complaintful, contumacious, crabbing, crabby,
     cranky, croaking, cross-grained, defiant, dilatory, disappointed,
     discontented, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, dogged,
     dogmatic, eager, edgy, envious, excited, fanatic, faultfinding,
     fidgety, fluttery, fractious, fretful, fretting, froward, fussy,
     griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, grudging, grumbling,
     hardheaded, hasty, headstrong, hopped-up, impatient,
     impatient of control, impetuous, in a lather, in a stew,
     in a sweat, incorrigible, indifferent, indocile, indomitable,
     insuppressible, intolerant, intractable, irrepressible, laggard,
     loath, malcontent, malcontented, mulish, murmuring, muttering,
     nervy, obstinate, obstreperous, on edge, opinionated, ornery,
     out of hand, out of humor, overzealous, peevish, perfunctory,
     persevering, pertinacious, perverse, petulant, pigheaded,
     querulant, querulous, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory,
     reluctant, renitent, resentful, resistant, resisting, restless,
     self-willed, set, shrewish, slow, slow to, squirming, squirmy,
     stiff-necked, strong-willed, strongheaded, stubborn, sulky, sullen,
     tenacious, tense, unaccepting, unaccommodating, unbiddable,
     uncontrollable, uncooperative, uneasy, unenthusiastic, unfulfilled,
     ungovernable, ungratified, unhappy, unmalleable, unmanageable,
     unmoldable, unpatient, unquiet, unregenerate, unrestful, unruly,
     unsatisfied, unsettled, unsubmissive, unzealous, uptight, wayward,
     whiny, wild, willful, wrongheaded  

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