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restful

[rest-fuh l] /ˈrɛst fəl/
adjective
1.
giving or conducive to rest.
2.
being at rest; quiet; tranquil; peaceful.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see rest1, -ful
Related forms
restfully, adverb
restfulness, noun
unrestful, adjective
unrestfully, adverb
unrestfulness, noun
Can be confused
restful, restive.
Synonyms
2. calm, serene, undisturbed.
Antonyms
1. disturbing. 2. agitated.
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Examples from the web for restful
  • It's low-quality sleep that doesn't leave you feeling restful in any way.
  • For those trying to get to sleep without hammocks, creating a restful bedroom environment may be the best bet.
  • He had heard it before and there was something restful and restoring in that.
  • That's because our ability to sleep for long periods of time and to get into the deep restful stages of sleep decreases with age.
  • It is a peaceful, restful community rich in history and tradition.
British Dictionary definitions for restful

restful

/ˈrɛstfʊl/
adjective
1.
giving or conducive to rest
2.
being at rest; tranquil; calm
Derived Forms
restfully, adverb
restfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for restful
adj.

mid-14c., "characterized by rest;" late 14c., "quiet, peaceful;" from rest (n.1) + -ful. Related: Restfully; restfulness.

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