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fitful

[ fit-fuhl ]
/ ˈfɪt fəl /
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adjective

coming, appearing, acting, etc., in fits or by spells; recurring irregularly.

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Origin of fitful

First recorded in 1595–1605; fit2 + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM fitful

fit·ful·ly, adverbfit·ful·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fitful

fitful
/ (ˈfɪtfʊl) /

adjective

characterized by or occurring in irregular spellsfitful sleep

Derived forms of fitful

fitfully, adverbfitfulness, noun
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