Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Occurring in fits; spasmodic.

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Usage examples "fitful":

  1. A fitful breeze stirred the lace curtains. - "Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. Slowly, with a certain caution, he lifted his tear- stained face and peered up at his brother in the fitful candle- light. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. A moment more and the storm closed in again, with one of its fitful gusts, only to clear at last and to leave them face to face. - "The White Desert", Courtney Ryley Cooper.