Origin of restive
Examples from the Web for restiveness
Hindu restiveness over representation of the faith in Western culture has grown over the years.
Those others had now begun to show signs of restiveness; but the gulf was as wide as ever.
The trained horses, being all together, had shown themselves wonderfully free from restiveness.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford
At this Praga showed signs of restiveness, while von Nauheim agreed eagerly.A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne|Arthur W. Marchmont
British Dictionary definitions for restiveness
Word Origin for restive
Word Origin and History for restiveness
early 15c., restyffe "not moving forward," from Middle French restif "motionless, brought to a standstill" (Modern French rétif), from rester "to remain" (see rest (n.2)). Sense of "unmanageable" (1680s) evolved via notion of a horse refusing to go forward.