Definition of fitful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fitful

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈfɪtfl//
 
 
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happening only for short periods; not continuous or regular a fitful night's sleep a fitful burst of energy
NAmE//ˈfɪtfəli//
 
adverb to sleep fitfully
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