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 restfully (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 Available in queen and king, this crinkled, textured duvet cover makes for an easy (and restful) summer refresh. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Nordstrom’s clearance items are up to 70% off right now," 17 June 2020 For the dad who could use a more restful night’s sleep, this Philips alarm clock might do the trick. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "45 Father's Day Gifts for the Travel-Loving Dad Stuck at Home This Summer," 5 June 2020 Soft blues and restful shades of white aren't just for your Zen den—they're also suitable for kitchens, laundry rooms, and even large living areas. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, "15 Soothing Paint Colors to Try Now, According to Designers," 23 Apr. 2020 Moreover, health care workers need safeguards against burnout that include ways to process their stress, like restful time off and lovingly made quality meals. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Feeding health care heroes: 3 new programs support both medical workers and local restaurants," 8 Apr. 2020 To speed healing, and keep your body in fighting shape for the year ahead, consider seeking out a restful, restorative spa treatment. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "8 Spas to Seek Out in the New Year," 31 Dec. 2019 Suddenly, that restful night of slumber has devolved into a torturous session of tossing and turning. oregonlive, "Sleeping and coronavirus: How to enjoy a restful night during the pandemic," 9 Apr. 2020 The passionflower and lemon balm promote restful sleep and soothes mild anxiety, while also combatting inflammation. Jasmin Perez, Sunset Magazine, "The 5-Minute Routine I Do Nightly for Better Sleep," 4 Apr. 2020 With the update, Casper tried to remedy one of the most persistent complaints with memory-foam mattresses—the dense material can absorb and retain heat, making the mattress feel warmer than other styles, which isn’t ideal for a restful sleep. Jessica Coulon, Popular Mechanics, "Tested: Casper’s Cooler, More Supportive Mattresses," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of restful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Restful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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