sporadic | sporadically | sporadical

Exam frequency

Banks

high

GRE

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

not regular or continuous

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sporadic - occasional

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‘Sporadic’ occurrences of something only happen sometimes. There is no pattern to them, often making them random or isolated incidents. The term can be used in many different contexts ranging from the weather to the spread of a disease.

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Synonyms irregular,erratic
Antonyms frequent,continuous,persistent

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  1. The weather forecast said that we should expect sporadic showers throughout the day.

  2. It’s not mandatory for me to go to meetings, so I only attend sporadically.

  3. The disease is still only sporadical, so it has not become an epidemic yet.

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