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.