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intermittent

in·ter·mit·tent

intermittent

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr mI tnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: occurring at intervals; alternately stopping and starting.
There was rain, but it was intermittent and didn't entirely spoil the parade.
antonyms:
assiduous, ceaseless, continual, continuous, incessant, perpetual, persistent, unceasing
similar words:
fitful, periodic
derivations: intermittently (adv.), intermittence (n.)