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Fitful Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    fitful adj
  1. occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire" [syn: spasmodic]
  2. intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" [syn: interrupted, off-and-on(a)]
Fitful Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Fitful \Fit"ful\, a. [From 7th Fit.] Full of fits; irregularly variable; impulsive and unstable. After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well. --Shak. -- Fit"ful*ly, adv. -- Fit"ful*ness, n. The victorious trumpet peal Dies fitfully away. --Macaulay.
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    • What would you pay for an hour of complete silence?
      If your day is spent among screaming children, honking traffic, yapping coworkers, blowhard bosses and fitful sleep, this thought has almost certainly crossed your mind: Why is it so hard... Read more on this news related to 'Fitful'
    • Slowing Home Sales Show U.S. Market Lacks Momentum: Economy
      Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) -- New-home sales in the U.S. fell unexpectedly in July for the second month as the housing recovery makes only fitful progress. Scarlet Fu reports on "Market Makers." Read more on this news related to 'Fitful'
    • Sales of New U.S. Homes Unexpectedly Fall to 4-Month Low
      Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) -- New-home sales in the U.S. fell unexpectedly in July for the second month as the housing recovery makes only fitful progress. Scarlet Fu reports on "Market Makers." Read more on this news related to 'Fitful'

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