Definition of fitfully in English:

fitfully

Syllabification: fit·ful·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfitfəlē
 
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adverb

Not regularly or continuously; intermittently: he slept fitfully
More example sentences
  • I had thought earlier that I might be able to get to sleep, but after 2 hours of trying fitfully, I am giving in.
  • But they remain startlingly original, if only fitfully funny.
  • The engine didn't so much pull as tug fitfully at the wheels.

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