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synonyms for intermittent

  • fitful
  • infrequent
  • occasional
  • periodic
  • recurrent
  • recurring
  • seasonal
  • alternate
  • arrested
  • broken
  • by bits and pieces
  • checked
  • cyclic
  • cyclical
  • discontinuing
  • discontinuous
  • epochal
  • every other
  • here and there
  • hit-or-miss
  • interrupted
  • isochronal
  • isochronous
  • iterant
  • iterative
  • metrical
  • now and then
  • on and off
  • periodical
  • punctuated
  • rhythmic
  • rhythmical
  • serial
  • shifting
  • spasmodic
  • stop-and-go
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antonyms for intermittent

MOST RELEVANT
  • constant
  • frequent
  • permanent
  • regular
  • usual
  • continual
  • continuing
  • perpetual
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How to use intermittent in a sentence

He found, for instance, that regular rewards speed up learning, whereas intermittent rewards produce behavior that’s hard to extinguish in the lab.
PSYCHOLOGY HAS STRUGGLED FOR A CENTURY TO MAKE SENSE OF THE MINDBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Unlike coal and natural gas, renewable resources are intermittent—meaning they don’t work when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine.
THIS VERMONT UTILITY IS REVOLUTIONIZING ITS POWER GRID TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE. WILL THE REST OF THE COUNTRY FOLLOW SUIT?ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZA/PANTON, VT.JULY 26, 2021TIME
A University of Southern California study found that creating long-term behavioral change comes down to repetition, stable cues, and intermittent rewards.
FITBIT CHARGE 4 REVIEW: A SMART, STREAMLINED FITNESS TRACKER WATCHBILLY CADDENJUNE 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Let’s watch radar, to make these intermittent rain chances manageable.
D.C.-AREA FORECAST: A FEW STRONG STORMS (AGAIN) POSSIBLE TODAY BEFORE A DRIER WEEKENDA. CAMDEN WALKERJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sun poked through intermittent clouds, illuminating rows upon rows of the green Alaska Range that seemed to go on forever.
THE PERFECT SUMMER DAY IN DENALI NATIONAL PARKEMILY PENNINGTONMAY 24, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Electric vehicles are only as green as the grid that powers them, but they can help boost the use of clean energy by storing intermittent renewable energy in their batteries.
A SMALL DUTCH CITY IS USING ELECTRIC CARS TO FEED THE GRIDEDD GENTMAY 7, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
“It’s easy to spend upward of $500 on field binoculars, but for the beginner or intermittent enthusiast, Nocs makes a solid pair at an affordable price,” wrote contributor Aleta Burchyski in her how-to guide to birdwatching.
UPGRADE MOM’S HIKING KIT WITH THESE GEAR ACCESSORIESTHE EDITORSAPRIL 12, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Farren noted that the company is working on native apps as well, particularly for first responders who need robust offline capabilities due to intermittent cell signals that are typical in disaster zones.
WHEN WILDFIRES RAGE CLOSE, PERIMETER WANTS TO TELL YOU WHERE TO GODANNY CRICHTONAPRIL 12, 2021TECHCRUNCH
Some additional accumulation of mostly sleet and freezing rain are possible into the first half of Friday, but may be more intermittent and generally not as heavy.
SNOW AND ICE TO MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS IN D.C. AREA ON THURSDAYJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKERFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
After midnight, much of the area should see intermittent snow, which could remain mixed with sleet and rain to the south of the Beltway.
SNOW AND WINTRY MIX CONTINUE OVERNIGHT, ESPECIALLY NORTH OF DISTRICTJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKER, ANDREW FREEDMANFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO INTERMITTENT

  • disconnected
  • disturbed
  • erratic
  • fragmentary
  • incomplete
  • intermittent
  • interrupted
  • irregular
  • spasmodic
  • spastic
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