- The definition of fitful is a someone or something with a spasm, a sudden display of a strong emotion or restlessness.
- An example of fitful is a toddler's temper tantrum; a fitful tantrum.
- An example of fitful is tossing and turning when trying to sleep; fitful sleep.
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Origin: fit plush -ful
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- fitˈful·ly adverb
- fitˈful·ness noun