What does the word fitful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Fitfully.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Occurring in fits; spasmodic.

Usage examples for fitful

  1. 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 by Ethel M. Dell
  2. 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 by Courtney Ryley Cooper