Definitions

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

  • adjective Affording, marked by, or suggesting rest; tranquil.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • adjective peaceful; having a peaceful aspect
  • adjective restorative; aiding rest

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

  • adjective affording physical or mental rest

Etymologies

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rest +‎ -ful

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

  • 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

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

    Flinx In Flux

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  • i like this word :)

    July 4, 2009