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Definition 1: intermittently stopping and starting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fitful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fitful (or interrupted) sleep
  • off-and-on static

Synonyms for fitful in the sense of this definition

(fitful is similar to ...) not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly

"broken lines of defense" "a broken cable transmission" "broken sleep" "tear off the stub above the broken line" "a broken note" "broken sobs"

Definition 2: occurring in spells and often abruptly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fitful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fitful bursts of energy
  • spasmodic rifle fire

Synonyms for fitful in the sense of this definition

(fitful is similar to ...) recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

"a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

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