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spas·mod·ic

 (spăz-mŏd′ĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to, affected by, or having the character of a spasm; convulsive.
2. Happening intermittently; fitful: spasmodic rifle fire.
3. Given to sudden outbursts of energy or feeling; excitable.

[New Latin spasmōdicus, from Greek spasmōdēs, from spasmos, spasm; see spasm.]

spas·mod′i·cal·ly adv.

spasmodic

(spæzˈmɒdɪk) or rarely

spasmodical

adj
1. taking place in sudden brief spells
2. (Pathology) of or characterized by spasms
[C17: New Latin, from Greek spasmos a spasm]
spasˈmodically adv

spas•mod•ic

(spæzˈmɒd ɪk)

also spas•mod′i•cal,



adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms.
2. resembling a spasm; sudden but brief; sporadic: spasmodic efforts at reform.
3. given to or characterized by bursts of excitement.
[1675–85; < Medieval Latin spasmodicus < Greek spasmṓd(ēs) spasmodic (derivative of spasmós spasm; see -ode1) + Latin -icus -ic]
spas•mod′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spasmodic - affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
2.spasmodic - occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

spasmodic

adjective sporadic, irregular, erratic, intermittent, jerky, fitful, convulsive My husband's work was so spasmodic.
Translations

spasmodic

[spæzˈmɒdɪk] ADJ
1. (Med) → espasmódico
2. (= intermittent) → irregular, intermitente

spasmodic

[spæzˈmɒdɪk] adj [sobs] → spasmodique; [interest, fighting, activity] → sporadique

spasmodic

adj (Med) → krampfartig, spasmisch, spasmodisch (spec); (fig: = occasional) → sporadisch; growthschubweise; his generosity was spasmodicer hatte Phasen or Anfälle von Großzügigkeit

spasmodic

[spæzˈmɒdɪk] adj (Med) → spasmodico/a (fig) (growth) → irregolare
she made spasmodic attempts to give up smoking → ha tentato più volte di smettere di fumare

spasmodic

adj espasmódico