eventful

[ih-vent-fuhl]

adjective

full of events or incidents, especially of a striking character: an exciting account of an eventful life.
having important issues or results; momentous.

Origin of eventful

First recorded in 1590–1600; event + -ful
Related formse·vent·ful·ly, adverbe·vent·ful·ness, noun

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eventful

adjective

full of events or incidentsan eventful day
Derived Formseventfully, adverbeventfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for eventful

c.1600, from event + -ful. In Shakespeare, once, and no record of it between then and Johnson's "Dictionary." Related: Eventfully; eventfulness.

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