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Meanwhile, Mikhail had had several fitful starts before he finally rebuilt his career as an entrepreneur.

From Time

After months of fitful supply, India’s Covid-19 vaccination program has finally reached a happy momentum.

From Quartz

Every day we spent 16 hours on small dugout canoes and then got eight hours of fitful sleep on the deck of a Melanesian sea craft.

There have been fitful mutterings about Catalonia, the region of Spain where Barcelona is, seceding from Spain.

So squandering away decades of a sterling credit rating over a “contentious and fitful process” will seem petty.

He made some fitful attempts to calm down a bit, filling modest, collage-like monochromatic surfaces with angular shapes.

The stress, compounded by fitful rest and sleepless nights, ages you quickly.

Hossein breathed heavily as he fell in and out of a fitful sleep.

It was still raining—a gray day with fitful showers that never entirely ceased but only varied in intensity.

Down below there are only fitful puffs now and then, telling of something else in store.

In the fitful firelights gleam they could see three shadowy figures crossing the creek.

In the soft wind the myrtle rustled faintly, and on the roses at our feet the dew-drops glinted in fitful splendor.

I hope he slept better than I did, for my own night was a series of fitful, restless tossings.


On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fitful, such as: desultory, intermittent, periodic, spotty, bits and pieces, and broken.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.