Intermittent synonyms

ĭn'tər-mĭt'nt
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(Bot.) Growing along the stem singly at different intervals, first on one side then the other, etc.
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Of or characteristic of an epoch.
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(Rhetoric) Having a structure characterized by periodic sentences.
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Appearing or occurring again or periodically
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(Medicine) Not epidemic, endemic, or inherited. Used of a disease or condition:
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Topographically rough; uneven:
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Remitting; abating for a while or at intervals, and then returning, as a fever
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The definition of fitful is a someone or something with a spasm, a sudden display of a strong emotion or restlessness.
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(Geometry, of a polygon) Not regular; having sides that are not equal or angles that are not equal.
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Intended for use as the occasion requires:
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Happening or appearing now and then
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The definition of rhythmic is having a consistent beat or meter.
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Of or relating to a spasm; resembling a sudden contraction of the muscles.
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Not easily excited or upset:
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Having all sides or faces equal. For example, a square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
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irregular, sporadic
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The definition of perpetual is something that goes on or lasts forever or an extremely long time.
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Not interrupted; steady:
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Continually occurring; persistent:
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Happening or appearing now and then
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Happening or appearing now and then
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Happening or appearing now and then
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Of, characteristic of, or depending on the season or seasons
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(Computers) Of or relating to the sequential transmission of all the bits of a byte over one wire:
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(Geometry, of a polygon) able to be inscribed in a circle
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(Mathematics) Relating to a function that contains one or more points where the function is either discontinuous or undefined.
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Broken by interruption; not continuous
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All except for some previously mentioned set.
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Existing or continuing sporadically; intermittent or occasional:
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Persisting for an extended period of time.
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Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance.
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(Mathematics, of a knot) Having a planar diagram whose crossings alternate between "over" and "under" as one travels along the knot.
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(Literature) made up a sequence of seemingly unconnected episodes
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Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
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Published at regular intervals, as weekly, monthly, etc.
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Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
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Synonym Study

  • Alternate is usually used of two recurrent things that succeed each other in turns alternate stripes of blue and white, a life of alternate sorrow and joy
  • Periodic refers to something that recurs at more or less regular intervals periodic economic crises
  • Intermittent and recurrent both apply to something that stops and starts, or disappears and reappears, from time to time, but the former usually stresses the breaks or pauses, and the latter, the repetition or return an intermittent fever, recurrent attacks of the hives
Find another word for intermittent. In this page you can discover 47 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for intermittent, like: alternate, epochal, periodic, shifting, coming-and-going, recurrent, sporadic, broken, remittent, cyclical and fitful.