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chop·py 1

adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
1. Having many small waves; rough: choppy seas.
2. Not smoothly connected; disjointed: needed to edit the choppy prose in the essay.

[From chop.]

chop′pi·ly adv.
chop′pi·ness n.

chop·py 2

adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
Abruptly shifting; variable. Used of the wind.

[From chop.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choppiness - used of the sea during inclement or stormy weatherchoppiness - used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
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(tʃop) past tense past participle chopped verb
(sometimes with up) to cut (into small pieces). He chopped up the vegetables.
a slice of mutton, pork etc containing a rib.
ˈchopper noun
1. an instrument for chopping.
2. a helicopter.
ˈchoppy adjective
(of the sea) rough.
ˈchoppiness noun
chop and change
to keep changing (especially one's mind).
chop down
to cause (especially a tree) to fall by cutting it with an axe. He chopped down the fir tree.
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Its choppiness tends toward abrupt images, often juxtaposed against others, such as the recurring contrast of the previously mentioned jungle and school.
They found that the oil did not drift as rapidly as the ships did, and that the slick resembled a wake that had better aerodynamic efficiency compared to the choppiness of the surrounding waves.
results have been mixed, with choppiness in Europe (year-over-year comparisons more difficult) offset by a rebound in Latin/South America (constant currency sales +12%) -- Asia still small.
In Race Against Time, the story is exciting and quick; the sentences are short to the point of choppiness, however, and character development is minimal.
The choppiness felt relentless, like there was no let up in the wind.
How far light penetrates on a given day depends on the angle of the sun (time of day, time of year), the choppiness of the water's surface, and what is actually in the water column (algae, sediment), etc.