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agitated, excited, unsettled
Definition :

Restlessness is defined as a mental factor that is characterized by disquietude, like water whipped by the wind (Theravada); a mental factor that causes our mind to fly off from an object and recollect something else (Mahayana).

Restlessness is one of the Fourteen Unwholesome Mental Factors, one of the Five Hindrances, and one of the Ten Fetters.

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