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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Restive as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

11 April 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 16 answers for the crossword clue 'Restive', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Restive a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Restive as an answer itself some 58 times.

Restive is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Monday, 19 April 2021 with the answer being UNEASY, we also found UNEASY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Restive', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Restive' and give you a hint.

  • Impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"
  • Being in a tense state


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Restive'.

  • Servite

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

Being in a tense state

5 Letters

Being in a tense state

Being in a tense state

A grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

6 Letters

Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"

7 Letters

Nervous and unable to relax; "a constant fretful stamping of hooves"; "a restless child"

Characterized by jerky movements; "a jittery ride"

Easily agitated; "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

Characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"

Being in a tense state

8 Letters

Worried and uneasy

9 Letters

Socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner; "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"

10 Letters


Too tightly strung; "an overstrung archery bow"

Lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace

12 Letters

Being in a tense state

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