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synonyms for sporadic

  • desultory
  • fitful
  • infrequent
  • intermittent
  • irregular
  • isolated
  • occasional
  • random
  • rare
  • scattered
  • spotty
  • bits and pieces
  • few
  • fits and starts
  • hit-or-miss
  • on-again-off-again
  • scarce
  • seldom
  • semioccasional
  • spasmodic
  • uncommon
  • unfrequent
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antonyms for sporadic

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  • common
  • constant
  • even
  • frequent
  • methodical
  • regular
  • systematic
  • usual
  • continuous
  • dependable
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How to use sporadic in a sentence

Also, heat consistency can be a bit sporadic depending on the temperature outside.
BEST HAND WARMERS: BLOCK THE CHILL DURING YOUR FAVORITE WINTER ACTIVITIESPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 10, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Orders are sporadic — sometimes four or five come in one night, sometimes just one per week.
RESTAURANTS AVOIDING BIG DELIVERY APPS HAVE TO GET CREATIVEKRISTEN HAWLEYFEBRUARY 1, 2021EATER
Dating during the pandemic has been pretty sporadic for him, too.
DATE LAB UPDATE: NEITHER HAD PLANNED TO GO ON THEIR SETUP. TODAY, THEY’RE BOTH STILL PLAYING IT BY EAR.MAUREEN O'CONNORDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Looking up Spector’s bylined stories over the decades that mention Fauci, one finds that the pattern of their contact appears more sporadic than this book and its marketing material suggest.
FAMILIAR FAUCI ANECDOTES, TOLD WITH A BROOKLYN ACCENTAMY GOLDSTEINOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There have only been sporadic instances of outdoor transmission.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEARING A FACE MASK OUTSIDEJOE LINDSEYSEPTEMBER 30, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Then a silence ensued, broken at first by sporadic and staccato remarks, then becoming as dense as the silences of the night.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Then sporadic rumours began to creep about, and the atmosphere became charged.
FORGING THE BLADESBERTRAM MITFORD
In the Third Culture Epoch there was found “copper, with sporadic appearance of low percentage of tin.”
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
Three times the old blood-feud had broken into sporadic outbursts, and three men had been shot.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
The other two are genuinely new creations, if we except certain sporadic beginnings that occur in the transitional culture.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
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WORDS RELATED TO SPORADIC

  • anecdotal
  • digressive
  • disconnected
  • discursive
  • disjointed
  • incidental
  • irregular
  • occasional
  • picaresque
  • rambling
  • roundabout
  • segmented
  • soap opera
  • sporadic
  • wandering
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