Synonyms for restive

Synonyms for (adjective) restive

Synonyms: restive

Definition: impatient especially under restriction or delay

Usage: the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive

Similar words: impatient

Definition: restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

Usage: impatient with the slower students; impatient of criticism


Synonyms: jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, high-strung, highly strung, uptight, edgy, restive

Definition: being in a tense state

Similar words: tense

Definition: in or of a state of physical or nervous tension