Definition of sporadic in English:
- Until then, her art had been experimental, uneven, sporadic.
- It all adds up to a very uneven, sporadic film experience.
- This neighborhood is plagued by constant deterioration because of absentee landlords, lack of income to repair homes, few employment opportunities, crime, sporadic city services, and so on.
Late 17th century: via medieval Latin from Greek sporadikos, from sporas, sporad- 'scattered'; related to speirein 'to sow'.
This came via medieval Latin from Greek sporadikos ‘scattered’. It is related to speirein ‘to sow’, the source, too, of mid 19th-century spore. The scattering of Greek islands known as the Sporades get their name from the same source.
Words that rhyme with sporadicChadic, Cycladic, Helladic, maenadic, nomadic, triadic
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