Definition Of fitful


active or occurring spasmodically or intermittently; not regular or steady.

a few hours' fitful sleep

Example Of fitful

  • But they remain startlingly original, if only fitfully funny.

  • Don wrapped his protective arms around her and didn't leave her until he had rocked her to a fitful sleep two hours later.

  • He fell into a fitful, worried sleep, and woke up about three hours later.

  • He is blessed as an autobiographer with an outstandingly strange and only fitfully happy childhood.

  • Her sleep is fitful and she often stays in bed until midday, too weak to move or because the pain is too severe.

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