Restive [adjective]

Definition of Restive:

impatient, nervous

(of a person) unable to remain still, silent, or submissive, especially because of boredom or dissatisfaction.

(of a horse) stubbornly standing still or moving backwards or sideways; refusing to advance.

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Sentence/Example of Restive:

The horse was restive, looking over its shoulder at him, not liking what was going on.

Under all these restrictions the colonies were not as yet restive.

Many of them are nervous and restive, and not easily approached.

Underneath it every horse was restive and every voice had an edge.

He dropped from the omnibus at the park entrance, where he found his restive mare.

But sometimes, as now, she was restive under his too close scrutiny.

"All right," she answered, for she had now quieted the restive horses.

It did not succeed because human nature was contrary and restive.

It was the girl who spoke and she addressed her restive horse in English.

But not yet: your poor brother-in-law is restive, like many weak men.