Definition of "restful" []

  • Affording, marked by, or suggesting rest; tranquil. See Synonyms at comfortable. (adjective)
  • Being at rest; quiet. (adjective)
  • Giving or conducive to rest (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Being at rest; tranquil; calm (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "restful" in a sentence
  • ""No. He isn't what I call a restful man," Auntie said, and spread herself more at her ease in her chair."
  • "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."
  • "They sat in restful silence for a time, munching the delicious hot gingerbread and sipping cool lemonade."