fitful vs interrupted what difference

what is difference between fitful and interrupted

English

Etymology

From fit +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation

Adjective

fitful (comparative more fitful, superlative most fitful)

  1. Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.
    His breathing was fitful.
    • 1605, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act III
      [] Duncan is in his grave;
      After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well;
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter 123
      The cabin lamp—taking long swings this way and that— was burning fitfully, and casting fitful shadows upon the old man’s bolted door […]
    • 2012, The Economist, The economy: Don’t say “green shoots”
      So fitful has Britain’s economy been that any good news is understandably snatched at.

Synonyms

  • intermittent, spasmodic; see also Thesaurus:discontinuous

Derived terms

  • fitfully
  • fitfulness

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntəˈɹʌptɪd/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧rupt‧ed

Verb

interrupted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of interrupt

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