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English definition of “fitful”

fitful

adjective     /ˈfɪt.fəl/
often stopping and starting and not happening in a regular or continuous way: fitful breathing a fitful sleepFrequency and regularity - general words fitfully     /-i/ adverb She slept fitfully (= only for short, irregular periods) throughout the night and arose before dawn.Frequency and regularity - general words
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