Fitfulness
Fitful Fit"ful, a. [From 7th {Fit}.] Full of fits; irregularly variable; impulsive and unstable. [1913 Webster]

After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well. --Shak. -- {Fit"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Fit"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The victorious trumpet peal Dies fitfully away. --Macaulay.


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  • fitfulness — n. lack of regularity, quality of being sporadic or erratic, quality of occurring intermittently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fitfulness — fit·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • fitfulness — noun the quality of being spasmodic and irregular • Syn: ↑jerkiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑jerky (for: ↑jerkiness), ↑fitful • Hypernyms: ↑irregularity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irregularity of recurrence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Irregularity of recurrence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 irregularity irregularity uncertainty unpunctuality Sgm: N 1 fitfulness fitfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 capriciousness capriciousness ecrhythmus|… …   English dictionary for students

  • jerkiness — noun the quality of being spasmodic and irregular • Syn: ↑fitfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑jerky, ↑fitful (for: ↑fitfulness) • Hypernyms: ↑irregularity …   Useful english dictionary

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