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

Other Words from restful

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 Going from a 145℉ environment to a 40℉ helps stimulate blood flow and puts my natural bodily responses to work, preparing me for restful sleep. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2022 The winning setup—with 75% of respondents reporting restful sleep—involved a bed centered on an interior wall, the door on an adjacent wall, a TV across from the bed, and a window to the side. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Aug. 2022 Platform beds with organic bedding and fluffy duvets are conducive to restful sleep. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Also making an appearance in CBD Sleep Tight Gummies are L-theanine and 5-hydroxytryptophan to more efficiently lull you into a deep, restful sleep. The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 June 2022 There’s certainly no shortage of over-the-counter and prescription medications that promise a more efficient and restful sleep. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 Symmetry, established by windows and French doors on one wall and niches on each side of the fireplace, creates a restful experience. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 July 2022 Once ready to tuck into their bed’s plush Frette linens, guests can lull themselves into a deep and restful slumber with the help of La Quinta’s partnership with mindfulness app, Breathwrk. Yola Robert, Forbes, 26 May 2022 In addition to this potent cannabis compound, CBDfx also adds a blend of restful terpenes, making the overall experience one of delightful relaxation. Michael Wright | For Cbdfx, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 July 2022 See More

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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 28 Sep. 2022.

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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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