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sputtering

See definition of sputtering on Dictionary.com
  • as instammering
  • as instuttering

synonyms for sputtering

  • faltering
  • halting
  • lurch
  • pause
  • splutter
  • stumble
  • stutter
  • stuttering
  • wobble
  • hesitation
  • repetition
  • stoppage
See also synonyms for: sputterings
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How to use sputtering in a sentence

Rising energy prices and supply-chain gridlock have resurrected conversations about stagflation—a period when sputtering economic growth and joblessness coincide with rising inflation.
WHY ECONOMISTS ARE TALKING ABOUT STAGFLATIONJOHN DETRIXHEOCTOBER 4, 2021QUARTZ
Which brings us to this unfortunate sputtering at the Capitol these days.
WHY A 9/11 COMMISSION-STYLE PANEL ISN’T WINNING BACKERS — YETPHILIP ELLIOTTAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
Beneath the surge in coronavirus cases, the broken holiday routines and the sputtering local economy, some business owners are finding creative ways to make it through the winter.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SPOTLIGHTS PANDEMIC-INSPIRED ENTREPRENEURSHIPEMILY DAVIESNOVEMBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Fanchon is deeply interested in the bacon omelette as she watches it browning and sputtering over the fire.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
Pulling the pin, he tossed the sputtering bomb through a window of the burning building.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
She stopped suddenly, raised the sputtering candle, and peered into his eyes with a vague, wavering intensity.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Mary and I sat in silence, the house quaking overhead, the tempest howling without, the fire between us sputtering with raindrops.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He did so a few seconds later, sputtering and growling, scarcely able to contain his rage.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
His men were hoisting aboard the three dripping, sputtering passengers who had run amuck.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
When Davey burst open the door he brought a gust of wind into the tap-room that set the lights sputtering and flaring.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SPUTTERING

  • faltering
  • halting
  • hesitation
  • lurch
  • pause
  • repetition
  • splutter
  • sputtering
  • stoppage
  • stumble
  • stutter
  • stuttering
  • wobble
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.