Fitful vs Profitable - What's the difference?

fitful | profitable |

As adjectives the difference between fitful and profitable

is that fitful is irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits while profitable is producing a profit.




(en adjective)
  • Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.
  • His breathing was fitful .
  • *1605 , Shakespeare, Macbeth ,
  • [...] Duncan is in his grave;
    After life's fitful fever he sleeps well;
  • *1851 ,
  • *: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.
  • Derived terms

    * fitfully * fitfulness




    (en adjective)
  • Producing a profit.
  • * (Aeschylus)
  • It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable . Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing"


    * lucrative


    * unprofitable

    Derived terms

    * (l)