Fitful meaning

fĭtfəl
Occurring in or characterized by intermittent bursts, as of activity; irregular.
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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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Characterized by irregular or intermittent activity, impulses, etc.; spasmodic; restless.
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Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.

His breathing was fitful.

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Origin of fitful

  • From fit +‎ -ful.

    From Wiktionary