AskDefine | Define fitful

Dictionary Definition

fitful adj
1 occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire" [syn: spasmodic]
2 intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" [syn: interrupted, off-and-on(a)]

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English

Etymology

From fit + -ful.

Pronunciation

Adjective

fitful
  1. Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.
    His breathing was fitful.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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