Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Affording, marked by, or suggesting rest; tranquil. See Synonyms at comfortable.
  • adj. Being at rest; quiet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. peaceful; having a peaceful aspect
  • adj. restorative; aiding rest

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being at rest; quiet.
  • adj. Giving rest; freeing from toil, trouble, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of rest; giving rest.
  • Quiet; being at rest.

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

  • adj. affording physical or mental rest

Etymologies

rest +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "No. He isn't what I call a restful man," Auntie said, and spread herself more at her ease in her chair.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • He had spent the morning in a tiny clump of trees he called restful and shady, but whatever the shade among those trees, the heat was affecting him, too.

    A Crown of Swords

  • They sat in restful silence for a time, munching the delicious hot gingerbread and sipping cool lemonade.

    The Slipper Point Mystery

  • There would be about one more of one's self, others of the same size and age, in restful, helpful companionship.

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • We have something called the restful awareness response, that it goes through meditation.

    CNN Transcript Apr 20, 2003

  • She'd been on everybody's back most of the week, getting a feel for her New York companies and finishing up with dinner with Eric last night-which, while fun, could not by any stretch of the imagination be called restful-and today Ria was looking forward to a leisurely day of shopping and sightseeing.

    Beyond World's End

  • The rest of Glass House could hardly be described as restful, but the interior of the glass vault disturbed his senses in some elemental way.

    Sharp Edges

  • He recalled his restful sojourn in the lake of his thoughts.

    Flinx In Flux

  • The cracked ribs stabbed back with unnecessary vigour.! spent what could not be called a restful, comfortable, sleep-filled night, and in the morning could hardly move.

    Forfeit

  • Armed with spinning rod, swimming minnows and his hand-tied buck tail jigs, he sprawled down the mud bank to the water to start his "restful" afternoon of fishing.

    Missouri State Record Yellow Perch

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