Synonyms and Antonyms of choppy

  1. 1 lacking in steadiness or regularity of occurrence a sharp, choppy wind coming off the lake Synonyms aperiodic, casual, catchy, fitful, discontinuous, episodic (also episodical), erratic, intermittent, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyRelated Words convulsive, sudden, violent; broken, disconnected, fragmentary, interrupted; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, odd, random, scattered, slapdash, stray; capricious, changeful, changing, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, varying, wavering; changeable, fickle, variable, volatileNear Antonyms changeless, equable, even, stable, stationary, uniform; unchanging, unvarying, unwavering; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematic; unrelenting, unremittingAntonyms constant, continuous, habitual, periodic, regular, repeated, steady

  2. 2 marked by a series of sharp quick motions the old cable car provides a picturesque but choppy ride to the mountain's peak Synonyms bumpy, jerky, herky-jerky, jouncy, roughRelated Words erratic, fitful, irregular, spasmodic, spastic, unsteady; jagged, ragged, unevenNear Antonyms calm, placid, smooth, steady, still

  3. 3 not clearly or logically connected the plot was intriguing, but the author's style was so choppy that I finally gave up in frustration Synonyms incoherent, disconnected, disjointed, unconnectedRelated Words baffling, bewildering, confounding, confused, confusing, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, muddled, perplexing, puzzling, unorganized; disconcerting, frustrating; fallacious, illogical, inconsistent, invalid, irrational, unsound; absurd, asinine, bizarre, curious, eccentric, foolish, odd, outlandish, outré, peculiar, screwy, strange, unreasonable, unusual, weird; meaningless, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, silly; unconvincing; inexplicable, unaccountable, unexplainableNear Antonyms ordered, orderly, organized, systematic, systematized; logical, rational, reasonable, sensible, solid, sound, valid; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, plausible, satisfying; clear, clear-cut, lucid, perspicuous, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakableAntonyms coherent, connected

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