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spasmodic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of spasmodic

  1. 1 lacking in steadiness or regularity of occurrence spasmodic problems that we will have to deal with as they crop up Synonyms of spasmodic aperiodic, casual, catchy, choppy, discontinuous, episodic (also episodical), erratic, intermittent, irregular, occasional, fitful, spastic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyWords Related to spasmodic 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 of spasmodic changeless, equable, even, stable, stationary, uniform; unchanging, unvarying, unwavering; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematic; unrelenting, unremittingAntonyms of spasmodic constant, continuous, habitual, periodic, regular, repeated, steady

  2. 2 easily excited by nature a talk show host who was famed for his edgy, spasmodic manner Synonyms of spasmodic fiddle-footed, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, hyper, hyperactive, hyperexcitable, hyperkinetic, jittery, jumpy, nervous, skittery, skittish, excitable, spookyWords Related to spasmodic hot-blooded, mercurial, temperamental, unstable, volatile, volcanic; anxious, edgy, flibbertigibbety, nervy, tense, uptight; emotional, emotionalistic, hypersensitive, intense, sensitive, soulful; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic; irascible, irritable, perturbable, prickly, testy, touchyNear Antonyms of spasmodic calm, collected, cool, serene, tranquil; easy, easygoing, laid-back, relaxedAntonyms of spasmodic imperturbable, nerveless, unexcitable, unflappable, unshakable

Synonym Discussion of spasmodic

fitful, spasmodic, convulsive mean lacking steadiness or regularity in movement. fitful implies intermittence, a succession of starts and stops or risings and fallings.
    • fitful sleep
spasmodic adds to fitful the implication of rapid or violent activity alternating with inactivity.
    • spasmodic growth
convulsive suggests the breaking of regularity or quiet by uncontrolled movement.
    • convulsive shocks


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