简明英汉词典

restive
[5restiv]
adj.
难控制的

美国传统词典[双解]

restive
res.tive
AHD:[rμs“t1v]
D.J.[6restiv]
K.K.[6rWst!v]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Uneasily impatient under restriction, opposition, criticism, or delay.
不宁的,不稳定的:由于被限制、反对、批评或拖延而感到焦躁的

(2)

Resisting control; difficult to control.
难驾御的,难控制的:不能控制的;难以控制的

(3)

Refusing to move. Used of a horse or other animal.
逡巡不前的:不肯移动的。用于形容马或其它动物

语源

(1)

Middle English restif [stationary]
中古英语 restif [固定的]

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

from rester [to remain]
源自 rester [保持]

(4)

from Latin rest3e [to keep back]
源自 拉丁语 rest3e [不前进]

(5)

re- [re-]
re- [表示“再、又”的前缀]

(6)

st3e [to stand] * see st3-
st3e [站] *参见 st3-

继承用法

restively
adv.(副词)

restiveness
n.(名词)

用法
Restive is properly applied to the impatience or uneasiness induced by external coercion or restriction and is not a general synonym for restless:
Restive 适用于由外部强制或限制而引起的不耐烦或不安, 不是restless的同义词:
The government has done nothing to ease export restrictions, and domestic manufacturers are growing restive (not restless ).
政府未采取任何措施放松出口限制,因此国内制造商变得焦虑不安(不能用 restless )。
The atmosphere in the office was congenial, but after five years she began to grow restless (not restive ).
办公室的气氛是令人愉快的,但五年后她开始变得不安起来(不能用 restive )

现代英汉词典

restive
[5restIv]
adj.
难驾驭的;倔强的
a restive horse
一匹难驾驭的马

现代英汉综合大辞典

restive
[5restiv]
adj.

(1)

不安宁的; 动乱的

(2)

烈性的(马); 难驾驭的; 不听话的
a restive person
倔强的人
The crowd grew restive.
群众逐渐喧闹起来。

继承用法

restively
adv.

restiveness
n.

美国传统词典

restive
res.tive
AHD:[rμs“t1v]
D.J.[6restiv]
K.K.[6rWst!v]
adj.

(1)

Uneasily impatient under restriction, opposition, criticism, or delay.

(2)

Resisting control; difficult to control.

(3)

Refusing to move. Used of a horse or other animal.

语源

(1)

Middle English restif [stationary]

(2)

from Old French

(3)

from rester [to remain]

(4)

from Latin rest3e [to keep back]

(5)

re- [re-]

(6)

st3e [to stand] * see st3-

继承用法

restively
adv.

restiveness
n.

用法
Restive is properly applied to the impatience or uneasiness induced by external coercion or restriction and is not a general synonym for restless:
The government has done nothing to ease export restrictions, and domestic manufacturers are growing restive (not restless ).
The atmosphere in the office was congenial, but after five years she began to grow restless (not restive ).

英汉农牧林大词典

restive
n.难于控制的,顽强难驭的马

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