Definition of restful in US English:



  • Having a quiet and soothing quality.

    ‘the rooms were cool and restful’
    • ‘I get a restful sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.’
    • ‘This has been a quiet and restful spell of days after a restless but interesting week.’
    • ‘As we looked at the paintings, we overheard another gallery visitor saying to her friend that the works were very restful.’
    • ‘The world around her darkened as she fell into a deep restful and peaceful sleep.’
    • ‘It's a delicious blend of frankincense, marjoram, sandalwood and lavender that promotes a restful sleep.’
    • ‘Worries filled Rebecca's mind not letting her get any sleep or restful period.’
    • ‘It seems like such a small gesture: it doesn't hurt, doesn't take long and is extremely restful.’
    • ‘Instead my sleep was restful and peaceful, something it had not been for many years.’
    • ‘The colour green is relaxing, the most restful and passive to the eye and mind.’
    • ‘The audience soaked in the restful ambience as it looked forward to the lecture on aesthetics in Indian art and thought.’
    • ‘Light candles and burn oils to create a restful and tranquil environment.’
    • ‘The couple have created a peaceful, restful place, with a wide range of colourful flowers.’
    • ‘With a bit of imagination and a few dollars to spend a balcony can become a haven of green and restful tranquillity.’
    • ‘The calm and restful effect is best appreciated from the patio, which wraps around the rear of the house.’
    • ‘You can expect a restful time or brief vacation to rejuvenate energy.’
    • ‘It is a very restful area amongst the hustle and bustle of the city.’
    • ‘But if what you want is a restful retreat, then this is the place for you.’
    • ‘Music is also put to good use in the baby sleeping room, where there is also a dragonfly light feature creating a restful atmosphere.’
    • ‘Most people take sleep for granted and fail to observe some simple and healthy habits that help get a restful sleep.’
    • ‘He let himself fall asleep, the restful glade soothing him.’
    relaxed, relaxing, quiet, calm, calming, tranquil, soothing, peaceful, placid, reposeful, comfortable, leisurely, easy-going, undisturbed, free from disturbance, free from interference, free from interruption, untroubled, unhurried
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