What is another word for spasmodic?

Pronunciation: [spazmˈɒdɪk] (IPA)

Spasmodic is a word used to describe something that happens suddenly or irregularly. Some synonyms for spasmodic include erratic, unpredictable, intermittent, fitful, and convulsive. Erratic implies an unpredictable behavior or pattern, while unpredictable suggests a lack of order or consistency. Intermittent refers to something that occurs on and off, with periods of regularity followed by periods of inactivity. Fitful denotes sudden and irregular bursts of activity or energy. Convulsive indicates that the spasms or jerks are strong and involuntary, like those experienced during a seizure. These synonyms can be used interchangeably with spasmodic to describe sudden and irregular movements or behavior.

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What are the hypernyms for Spasmodic?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for spasmodic?

Spasmodic is a word that describes something that is sudden, violent, or irregular. Its antonyms would therefore be words that refer to something that is steady, regular, or calm. Examples of antonyms for spasmodic include continuous, even, regular, smooth, peaceful, calm, and uniform. A person or object that is spasmodic can be unpredictable, erratic, or unstable, but antonyms suggest dependability, predictability, or stability. Using an antonym for spasmodic can add a sense of consistency or reliability to your communication, making it easier for your audience to understand your message or take your instructions.

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Usage examples for Spasmodic

There were some spasmodic bursts of machine-gun fire, but the defence was feeble, and here, anyhow, the enemy had been demoralized by our frightful gun-fire.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
Meanwhile something might be done to co-ordinate spasmodic and voluntary effort.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry
She was silent, her breathing short, spasmodic, difficult.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell

Famous quotes with Spasmodic

  • Any church which forsakes the regular and uniform for the periodical and spasmodic service of God, is doomed to decay; any church which relies for its spiritual strength and growth entirely upon seasons of "revival," will very soon have no genuine revivals to rely on. Our holy God will not conform His blessings to man's moods and moral caprice. If a church is declining, it may require a "revival" to restore it; but what need was there of its declining?
    Theodore L. Cuyler
  • Poor soul, he has always seemed to me an extremely weak creature, and lamentable much more than admirable. Weak in genius, weak in character (for these two always go together); a poor thin, spasmodic, hectic, shrill and pallid being; -- one of those unfortunates, of whom I often speak, to whom the 'talent of silence', first of all, has been denied. The speech of such is never good for much. Poor Shelley, there is something void and Hades-like in the whole inner-world of him; his universe is all vacant azure, hung with a few frosty mournful if beautiful stars; the very voice of him (his style &c), shrill, shrieky, to my ear has too much of the ghost!
    Percy Bysshe Shelley

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