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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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