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"fitful" in British English

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fitfuladjective

uk   us   /ˈfɪt.fəl/
often ​stopping and ​starting and not ​happening in a ​regular or ​continuous way: fitful ​breathing a fitful ​sleep
fitfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
She slept fitfully (= only for ​short, ​irregularperiods)throughout the ​night and ​arose before ​dawn.
(Definition of fitful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fitfuladjective

 us   /ˈfɪt·fəl/
going off and on ​irregularly: Her ​breathing is fitful.
(Definition of fitful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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