Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by, conducive to, or expressing repose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of repose.
  • Affording repose or rest; trustworthy; worthy of reliance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of repose; quiet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Providing repose, restful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affording physical or mental rest

Etymologies

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repose +‎ -ful

Examples

  • For the first time she realized the quality of his strength, the calm and quiet of it, its simple integrity and reposeful determination.

    Chapter 15

  • Not sharp and vivid like that of her father, but dim and nebulous was the picture she shaped of her mother — a saint's head in an aureole of sweetness and goodness and meekness, and withal, shot through with a hint of reposeful determination, of will, stubborn and unobtrusive, that in life had expressed itself mainly in resignation.

    Jack London's Story - Moon Face: Planchette pg 3 of 3

  • Not in a day can the tyro learn to employ the snarling immediacy of mastery of Mr. Pike, nor the reposeful, voiceless mastery of a

    CHAPTER XLV

  • The title "Not at Home," from his 2008 release Home, produced by Broderick himself, is a reposeful gem.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume Sixty-Four

  • Why is there nothing of an inner life? nothing which leads to revery, nothing reposeful?

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • Why is there nothing of an inner life? nothing which leads to revery, nothing reposeful?

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • It was not less so from the _reposeful_ manners and gentlemanly appearance of the English Canadians, and the vivacity and politeness of the French, to Yankee dress, twang, and peculiarities.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • There was a challenge in the reposeful black eyes resting upon my face.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Dona Rita continued leaning on her elbow, her lips closed in a reposeful expression of peculiar sweetness.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Then, as the middle-aged father and his child grew each gray-faced, as the pretty blush of Frances disintegrated into spotty stains, and the soft rotundities of her features diverged from their familiar and reposeful beauty into elemental lines, Cope was gradually struck with the resemblance between a pair in their discomfort who in their ease presented nothing to the eye in common.

    Life's Little Ironies

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