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Meaning of restive

res•tive

Pronunciation: (res'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.
  2. refractory; stubborn.
  3. refusing to go forward; balky: a restive horse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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