being in a tense state
impatient especially under restriction or delay;
"the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"
- His face was quite stolid,but he looked at her with restive eyes.
- If Kosovo remains unresolved and restive, the EU will not admit Serbia as a member.
- When the singer was late, the audience grew restive.
The..man yielded a..restive compliance.出自： Sir W. Scott
He turned restive at the least attempt at coercion.出自： Ouida
His lordship's horse became restive.出自：Law Times
The audiences were..apt to be restive.出自： J. B. Priestley
I became increasingly restive in my attic room.出自： R. Holmes