Fit·ful a. Full of fits; irregularly variable; impulsive and unstable.
After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well. --Shak.
-- Fit*ful*ly, adv. -- Fit*ful*ness, n.
The victorious trumpet peal
Dies fitfully away. --Macaulay.
adj 1: occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of
energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire" [syn: spasmodic]
2: intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or
interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" [syn: interrupted,