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ˈfɪt fəlfit·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fitful, spasmodicadjective

    occurring in spells and often abruptly

    "fitful bursts of energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire"

  2. fitful, interrupted, off-and-on(a)adjective

    intermittently stopping and starting

    "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static"


  1. fitfuladjective

    Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.

    His breathing was fitful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fitfuladjective

    Varied by paroxysms; disordered by change of maladies.

    Etymology: fit and full.

    Duncan is in his grave;
    After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. fitful

    Fitful refers to something that is not steady, consistent or smooth, also characterized by sudden and unpredictable changes; occurring in irregular outbursts or intervals. It can pertain to actions, behaviors, events, or conditions that are erratic, intermittent, or spasmodic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fitfuladjective

    full of fits; irregularly variable; impulsive and unstable

  2. Etymology: [From 7th Fit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fitful in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fitful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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