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restiveness


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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
                                                    (1658).
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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;
        refractory.
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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 :

  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]

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