Antonyms of adj restive

2 senses of restive

Sense 1
edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight -- (being in a tense state)

INDIRECT (VIA tense) -> relaxed -- (without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion")

Sense 2
restive -- (impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive")

INDIRECT (VIA impatient) -> patient -- (enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient")

Similarity of adj restive

2 senses of restive

Sense 1
edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight -- (being in a tense state)
       => tense (vs. relaxed) -- (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)

Sense 2
restive -- (impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive")
       => impatient (vs. patient) -- (restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism")

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