AskDefine | Define sporadic

Dictionary Definition

sporadic adj : recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids" [ant: continual]

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Pronunciation

  • a US /spɔˈrædɪk/, /spO"r

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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