rest·​ful | \ ˈrest-fəl How to pronounce restful (audio) \

Definition of restful

1 : marked by, affording, or suggesting rest and repose a restful color scheme
2 : being at rest : quiet

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restfully \ ˈrest-​fə-​lē How to pronounce restful (audio) \ adverb
restfulness noun

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comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease. started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness. a cozy neighborhood coffee shop snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more. a snug little cottage easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint. living in easy circumstances restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation. a quiet restful vacation

Examples of restful in a Sentence

It's restful by the stream. I hope you had a relaxing and restful weekend.
Recent Examples on the Web He is showered by Brooke and wears a ventilator at night to allow his body to get restful sleep as the device breathes for him. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2021 Color is an especially powerful tool in creating a soothing environment, and sage green has recently become a must-have hue for those seeking a serene, restful home. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 June 2021 This has an extremely soft 100% peach skin shell with 135GSM down alternative filling lulls you into restful sleep. Tim Kohut, BGR, 8 June 2021 Yoga and stretching also provide a host of benefits for office workers, from enhancing brain function to reducing back pain to aiding in restful sleep. Andrew Deutscher, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Our tester reported falling asleep faster and having more restful slumbers throughout the test. Lou Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2021 A full night of restful sleep has been found to be crucial in so many ways since studies have shown that sleep impacts everything from energy levels to overall health. Maren Estrada, BGR, 26 May 2021 In a small study, researchers in Japan measured brain waves of subjects and found that those who walked on carpet versus wood experienced more restful alpha waves, indicating that carpeting might alleviate stress. Kari Molvar, Vogue, 7 May 2021 Headspace Guide to Sleep, a seven-episode series that aims to teach us about the science behind getting a restful night of shut-eye. Mirel Zaman,, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of restful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2021

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“Restful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of restful

: peaceful and quiet in a way that makes you relax


rest·​ful | \ ˈrest-fəl How to pronounce restful (audio) \

Kids Definition of restful

: giving a feeling of peace or relaxation : quiet a restful scene

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