adjective Date: 14th century 1. marked by, affording, or suggesting rest and repose <
a restful color scheme
2. being at rest ; quiet Synonyms: see comfortablerestfully adverbrestfulness noun

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  • Restful — Rest ful (r?st f?l), a. 1. Being at rest; quiet. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Giving rest; freeing from toil, trouble, etc. [1913 Webster] Tired with all these, for restful death I cry. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Rest ful*ly}, adv. {Rest ful*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restful — [rest′fəl] adj. 1. full of or giving rest 2. at rest; quiet; peaceful 3. having a soothing or peaceful effect [restful colors] SYN. COMFORTABLE restfully adv. restfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • restful — index placid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • restful — (adj.) mid 14c., from REST (Cf. rest) (n.1) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Restfully …   Etymology dictionary

  • restful — *comfortable, cozy, snug, easy Analogous words: *soft, gentle, mild, lenient: *still, quiet, silent: placid, peaceful, *calm, serene, tranquil …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • restful — [adj] quiet calm, comfortable, contented, hushed, inactive, motionless, pacific, peaceful, placid, relaxed, relaxing, retired, sedate, serene, soothing, still, tranquil, unanxious, unexcited, untroubled; concepts 401,583,705 …   New thesaurus

  • restful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a quiet and soothing quality. DERIVATIVES restfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • restful — adj. restful to + inf. (it s restful just to sit and read = it s restful just sitting and reading) * * * [ restf(ə)l] restful to + inf. (it s restful just to sit and read = it s restful just sitting and reading) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • restful — [[t]re̱stfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is restful helps you to feel calm and relaxed. Adjust the lighting so it is soft and restful... After a joyous and restful three days, I left this beautiful city. Syn: soothing, peaceful …   English dictionary

  • restful — adjective a) peaceful; having a peaceful aspect After a hard day, Sue found the beauty of the park especially restful. b) restorative; aiding rest A restful nights sleep mended his spirits …   Wiktionary

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