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sporadic | sporadically | sporadical

sporadic sporadically sporadical
not regular or continuous
  • How to Memorize
    • sporadic - occasional
  • Analysis

    ‘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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsintermittentirregular, erratic,
    Antonymsfrequent, continuous, persistent,
  • Example(s)
    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.