restive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word restive

(adj) being in a tense state
(adj) impatient especially under restriction or delay
Example Sentence
  • the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for restive

Restive is actually restless. Like factitious is actually factless :)
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by garrulous

restive.. rest ivvu rest ivvu a person is repeatedly saying.. restivvu restivvu.. so tht means hes restless..
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by sonamina

Restive sounds like festive.In festivals we will be impatiently restless.
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by puliyanuketto

REST+deprIVE....Deprived of rest is Restive....
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by nileshdive

restive = rest + ive; without rest
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by shaktipada

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