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Fitful Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire" [syn: spasmodic]
- intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" [syn: interrupted, off-and-on(a)]
- 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.
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