What does restful mean?

Definitions for restful
ˈrɛst fəlrest·ful

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word restful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restful, reposeful, relaxingadjective

    affording physical or mental rest

    "she spent a restful night at home"


  1. restfuladjective

    peaceful; having a peaceful aspect

    After a hard day, Sue found the beauty of the park especially restful.

  2. restfuladjective

    restorative; aiding rest

    A restful night's sleep mended his spirits.

  3. RESTfuladjective

    Using REST (representational state transfer).

    After a hard day, Sue found the beauty of the park especially restful.

  4. Etymology: punningly on restful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Restfuladjective

    Quiet; being at rest.

    Etymology: rest and ful.

    Is not my arm of length,
    That reacheth from the restful English court,
    As far as Calais to my uncle’s head. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.


  1. restful

    Restful generally refers to anything that leads to, promotes, or is characterized by rest, relaxation, tranquility, or peace. It can pertain to environments, activities, sleep, and more that contribute to feeling calm, refreshed, and alleviated from stress or fatigue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restfuladjective

    being at rest; quiet

  2. Restfuladjective

    giving rest; freeing from toil, trouble, etc

Anagrams for restful »

  1. fluster

  2. fluters

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of restful in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Garay Redmond:

    Things that contain caffeine are definitely going to be less-than-desirable for most people, that's not even just right before bed, but I think depending on a person's caffeine sensitivity, they may need to shut down the caffeine in their day at some point in the afternoon or certainly by dinner time so that they can then have a restful night sleep.

  2. Susanne Babbel:

    Over time, when we experience this process again and again, our adrenal glands can become fatigued. Adrenal fatigue can lead to being tired in the morning, lack of restful sleep, anxiety and depression, as well as a multitude of other symptoms.

  3. Richard Isaacson:

    This supports the notion that in order to optimize memory function and learning, people need to prioritize restful activities -- most importantly adequate sleep -- to keep our' engines' running at peak performance.

  4. Glenn Keller:

    When you're dealing with sleep apnea, although you're lying there all night and your eyes are closed, you never reach that restful stage of sleep, i was tired and I didn't realize I was tired, because that was all I've ever been -- was tired.

  5. Jean Anouilh:

    It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout -- not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say. What you've never said before. What perhaps you don't even know till now.

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