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Related to erratically: decisively, tumultuously

er·rat·ic

 (ĭ-răt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having no fixed or regular course; wandering: the erratic flight of a moth.
2. Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity: an erratic heartbeat.
3. Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric: erratic behavior.
n. Geology
A rock fragment that has been transported by ice to a location other than its place of origin and that may range in size from a pebble to a large boulder.

[Middle English erratik, from Old French erratique, from Latin errāticus, from errāre, to wander; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

er·rat′i·cal·ly adv.
er·rat′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.erratically - in an erratic unpredictable mannererratically - in an erratic unpredictable manner; "economic changes are proceeding erratically"
Translations
تائِه، شُرود
óreglulega, ójafnt
düzensiz bir şekilde

erratically

[ɪˈrætɪkəlɪ] ADV [behave] → de forma imprevisible; [work, drive, play] → de modo irregular; [breathe] → de forma irregular, irregularmente
his heart was beating erraticallysu corazón latía irregularmente or de forma irregular

erratically

[ɪˈrætɪkli] adv [drive] → de manière imprévisible

erratically

adv behave, driveunberechenbar; to work erratically (person) → ungleichmäßig arbeiten; (machine) → unregelmäßig arbeiten; the erratically brilliant hockey teamdie hervorragende, jedoch sehr wechselhaft spielende Hockey-Mannschaft

erratically

[ɪˈrætɪklɪ] advin modo erratico

erratic

(iˈrӕtik) adjective
inclined to be irregular; not dependable. His behaviour/work is erratic.
erˈratically adverb
References in classic literature ?
Scarcely had I seen them than a volley of shots was directed at me, and with the almost unfailing accuracy of their aim my little craft was instantly a ruined wreck, sinking erratically to the ground.
While he waited among the branches and foliage of a near-by tree he searched the village constantly with his keen eyes, and twice he circled it, sniffing the vagrant breezes which puffed erratically from first one point of the compass and then another.
All the balance of that long day Carthoris crawled erratically through the still air, the bow of the flier sinking lower and lower, and the list to port becoming more and more alarming, until at last, near dark, he was floating almost bowdown, his harness buckled to a heavy deck ring to keep him from being precipitated to the ground below.
The corridor wound more erratically the farther he advanced.
Hall put Billy to work on the potato patch--a matter of three acres which the poet farmed erratically to the huge delight of his crowd.
But the nets, fastened to the bottom of the Mary Rebecca well aft, held her stern into the wind, and she continued to plough on, though somewhat erratically.
In the following winter, after wandering somewhat erratically through Stresa, Genoa, and Spezia, he landed in Nice, where the climate so happily promoted his creative powers that he wrote the third part of "Zarathustra".
Police are now searching for the getaway vehicle - a Audi A4 Avant estate with distinctive alloy wheels - which was spotted driving erratically from the scene towards Milnsbridge.
The cars were torched in the Ardoyne area in two separate incidents in the wake of motors being driven erratically in the district.
On both occasions, police stopped the cars because they were being driven erratically.
TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher has admitted drink-driving after being seen driving erratically the morning after a night out with friends.
Police say they spotted a vehicle driving erratically on the Felling Bypass at around 12.