reposeful

adjective

re·​pose·​ful ri-ˈpōz-fəl How to pronounce reposeful (audio)
: of a kind to induce ease and relaxation
reposefully 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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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reposeful was in 1594

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“Reposeful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reposeful. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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reposeful

adjective
re·​pose·​ful ri-ˈpōz-fəl How to pronounce reposeful (audio)
: likely to bring on relaxation
reposefully adverb
reposefulness noun

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