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

Definition of reposeful

: of a kind to induce ease and relaxation

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

Examples of reposeful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To our eyes, the image looks reposeful, soothing, sedate, like the opening of a Merchant Ivory film. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "In this gorgeous early Monet painting, some see a cesspool of sex and vice," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of reposeful

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reposeful was in 1594

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“Reposeful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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