Synonyms and related words:
at irregular intervals, at random, brokenly, by catches, by fits, by jerks, by snatches, capriciously, desultorily, disconnectedly, discontinuously, eccentrically, erratically, fitfully, flutteringly, haltingly, in snatches, in spots, inconstantly, intermittently, irregularly, lurchingly, nonuniformly, off and on, patchily, quakingly, quaveringly, quiveringly, roughly, saltatorily, shakily, shudderingly, spasmodically, sporadically, spottily, tremblingly, tremulously, uncertainly, unevenly, unmethodically, unpredictably, unrhythmically, unsteadily, unsystematically, variably, waveringly, whimsically, wobblingly

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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