full of or suggesting repose; calm; quiet.

Origin of reposeful

First recorded in 1620–30; repose1 + -ful
Related formsre·pose·ful·ly, adverbre·pose·ful·ness, nounun·re·pose·ful, adjectiveun·re·pose·ful·ly, adverbun·re·pose·ful·ness, noun

Synonyms for reposeful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reposeful

Historical Examples of reposeful

  • They were a phlegmatic race, placid, unimaginative, reposeful.

  • He had the reposeful self-assurance of a man who is conscious that he is idolized.

    Bride of the Mistletoe

    James Lane Allen

  • I sank into a kind of reposeful belief in the work of accident.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • Kenneth McVeigh sauntered along the avenue, tall, careless, reposeful.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • Finland is reposeful; and has a charm about it which is particularly its own.

    Through Finland in Carts

    Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

Word Origin and History for reposeful

1852, "full of repose," from repose (n.) + -ful. Earlier it meant "responsible" (1620s), from repose (v.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper