- 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.
A fitful child.
fitful definition by Webster's New World
characterized by irregular or intermittent activity, impulses, etc.; spasmodic; restless
Origin: fit plush -ful
fitful definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Occurring in or characterized by intermittent bursts, as of activity; irregular. See Synonyms at periodic.
- fitˈful·ly adverb
- fitˈful·ness noun