SYNONYMS FOR restive
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Origin of restive
OTHER WORDS FROM restiveres·tive·ly, adverbres·tive·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH restiverestful, restive
Words nearby restive
Example sentences from the Web for restive
Workers had to sign a “Conditions of Employment” slip that listed “agitation” and “insubordination” as grounds for firing, and those living in the company town risked losing their home if they were seen as being too restive.Lessons From Bessemer: What Amazon’s Union Defeat Means for the American Labor Movement|by Alec MacGillis|April 13, 2021|ProPublica
International border tensions have defined the restive region, which has been heavily militarized, with civil protests and terror attacks over several decades.Any US president would take India’s side over Kashmir|Manavi Kapur|October 16, 2020|Quartz
The U.S. launched campaigns in the restive Iraqi city of Fallujah and a surge campaign in Baghdad.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. military is finally starting to train Iraqi troops to fight ISIS in restive Anbar province.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The great exception, of course, was Ireland, its most restive component.
On Friday, the restive Ukrainian parliament, now dominated by her political allies, voted to free her.
Levinson pointed to the the SInai Peninsula, the restive swath of desert that links Israel to Egypt.
A handsome soldier on a restive bay mare came next, and behind him a huge touring car with a pompous black chauffeur.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Long grass bordered the road on either side, and Barrington's horse suddenly shied and became restive.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
Even the platform supporters grew restive unconsciously, and stirred and coughed.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
Whatever court he went to (and he was often obliged to go to restive and refractory ones) he brought them into his measures.
But sometimes, as now, she was restive under his too close scrutiny.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice