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Definitions of fitful

  1. FITFULNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Fitfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Capricious; spasmodic; changeable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Marked by sudden impulses; spasmodic. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Marked by sudden impulses; capricious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Occurring in fits; spasmodic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Characterized by sudden impulses; suddenly changeful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Marked by sudden impulses or starts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for fitful

  1. Supporting her- for the ship, reaching the open sea, had begun to roll more wildly- he led her back into the little room now lighted by the fitful rays of a swinging lamp. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  2. Her fitful whining brought Lem from his hiding place. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
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