Examples of fitful in a Sentence
He had a few fitful hours of sleep.
Several fitful attempts at negotiation have failed.
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That way lies the madness of another 18 months of fitful trade talks with a European Union that already gave Britain the option to enjoy the benefits of trade with the bloc, before Britain decided to leave.
But first, there were emotional goodbyes with Hurricanes players, a fitful night of sleep and a choice that changed his life.
Yunya, barely a typhoon at the time, delivered a glancing blow to Mt. Pinatubo as the mountain—coincidentally—ended almost a year of fitful activity with the 20th century’s second-most-monstrous volcanic explosion.
Most impressively, Quintana demonstrated laser focus despite a fitful 48 hours leading up to his second postseason start.
All this along a sickly body of sluggish, often fetid water that despite years of fitful improvements (the herons and striped bass are back again) still seems like the last place a person might want to live.
In Silicon Valley, the tech dreams of many are now fitful.
The angel who had appeared to him in his fitful dreams had, unbeknownst to him, never left his side.
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.
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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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