restful

adjective rest·ful \ ˈrest-fəl \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of restful

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

restfully

play \ˈrest-fə-lē\ adverb

restfulness

noun

Examples of restful in a Sentence

  1. It's restful by the stream.

  2. I hope you had a relaxing and restful weekend.

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First Known Use of restful

14th century

Synonym Discussion of restful

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

RESTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

restful

adjective

Definition of restful for English Language Learners

  • : peaceful and quiet in a way that makes you relax


RESTFUL Defined for Kids

restful

adjective rest·ful \ ˈrest-fəl \

Definition of restful for Students

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


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