Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

restful

play
adjective rest·ful \ˈrest-fəl\

Simple Definition of restful

  • : peaceful and quiet in a way that makes you relax

Full Definition of restful

  1. 1 :  marked by, affording, or suggesting rest and repose <a restful color scheme>

  2. 2 :  being at rest :  quiet

rest·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
rest·ful·ness noun

Examples of restful

  1. It's restful by the stream.

  2. <I hope you had a relaxing and restful weekend.>



14th Century

First Known Use of restful

14th century

Synonym Discussion of restful

comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease <started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings>. cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness <a cozy neighborhood coffee shop>. snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more <a snug little cottage>. easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint <living in easy circumstances>. restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation <a quiet restful vacation>.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up restful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ