Spasmodical Spas*mod"ic*al, a. Same as {Spasmodic}, a. -- {Spas*mod"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • spasmodically — adverb 1. with spasms the mouth was slightly open, and jerked violently and spasmodically at one corner • Syn: ↑jerkily • Derived from adjective: ↑jerky (for: ↑jerkily), ↑spasmodic 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • spasmodically — adv. Spasmodically is used with these verbs: ↑jerk …   Collocations dictionary

  • spasmodically — spasmodic ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts. 2) of or caused by a spasm or spasms. DERIVATIVES spasmodically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • spasmodically — adverb see spasmodic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spasmodically — See spasmodic. * * * …   Universalium

  • spasmodically — adverb in a spasmodic manner; intermittently …   Wiktionary

  • spasmodically — Synonyms and related words: at haphazard, at intervals, at irregular intervals, at random, brokenly, by catches, by chance, by fits, by jerks, by snatches, capriciously, carelessly, chaotically, desultorily, disconnectedly, discontinuously,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spasmodically — adv. convulsively; fitfully, irregularly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spasmodically — spas·mod·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • spasmodic — spasmodically, adv. /spaz mod ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms. 2. resembling a spasm or spasms; sudden but brief; sporadic: spasmodic efforts at reform. 3. given to or characterized by bursts of… …   Universalium

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