re·​pose·​ful | \ ri-ˈpōz-fəl How to pronounce reposeful (audio) \

Definition of reposeful

: of a kind to induce ease and relaxation

Other Words from reposeful

reposefully \ ri-​ˈpōz-​fə-​lē How to pronounce reposeful (audio) \ adverb
reposefulness noun

Examples of reposeful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surfaces and spaces of Seurat and Signac, for example, are ordered, reposeful, trance-y, scientific. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 7 July 2021 To our eyes, the image looks reposeful, soothing, sedate, like the opening of a Merchant Ivory film. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of reposeful

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Reposeful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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