Examples of fitful in a Sentence
He had a few fitful hours of sleep.
Several fitful attempts at negotiation have failed.
Recent Examples of fitful from the Web
Fitful and impulsive leadership that seeks to change only the next morning’s TV chatter—
The Michael Strange Foundation sprang from Charles Strange’s own fitful journey as a Gold Star father.
David Beckham’s winding, fitful journey toward establishing an MLS club in Miami is nearing a successful end, league commissioner Don Garber said ahead of Wednesday evening’s All-Star Game in Chicago.
The angel who had appeared to him in his fitful dreams had, unbeknownst to him, never left his side.
Instead the first six months of his presidency have been consumed with fitful efforts to move GOP-only legislation.
Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried out a fitful round of shuttle diplomacy in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to defuse the situation.
It will not be defeated by military means alone, and the fitful progress by the Somali government may come too little, too late.
The shortcomings persist Los Alamos’s progress in improving its criticality safety since the shutdown began has been fitful, and the dissonance between safety experts and its top managers has stubbornly persisted.
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First Known Use of fitful
Synonymsaperiodic, casual, catchy, choppy, discontinuous, episodic (also episodical), erratic, intermittent, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, unsteady
Antonymsconstant, continuous, habitual, periodic, regular, repeated, steady
Related Wordsconvulsive, sudden, violent; broken, disconnected, fragmentary, interrupted; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, odd, random, scattered, slapdash, stray; capricious, changeful, changing, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, varying, wavering; changeable, fickle, variable, volatile
Near Antonymschangeless, equable, even, stable, stationary, uniform; unchanging, unvarying, unwavering; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematic; unrelenting, unremitting
Synonym Discussion of fitful
- fitful sleep
- spasmodic growth
- convulsive shocks
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