restive : Common Errors in English

About restive

“Restive” can mean “stubborn,” “impatient,” or “restless,” but never “relaxed” or “rested.”

restive Meaning(s)

  • (s) impatient especially under restriction or delay
  • (s) being in a tense state

restive in News

  1. Pakistan police storm hospital, ending standoff

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police stormed a hospital that had been taken over by gunmen Saturday, freeing hostages and ending a five-hour standoff that began with a bombing just outside the emergency room and left five dead, officials said. The attack in Quetta, capital of restive Baluchistan province, came just after another blast ripped through a nearby bus carrying female university ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Gunmen kill election candidate in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed a provincial election candidate in a drive-by shooting in a restive northern city.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Gunmen kill election candidate in Iraq - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed a provincial election candidate in a drive-by-shooting in a restive northern city. A police official said the attack on Muhanad Ghazi occurred Friday as he was walking home in the city of Mosul.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

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