Subsultory
Subsultory Sub*sul"to*ry, a. [L. subsilire, subsultum, to spring up; sub under + salire to leap.] Bounding; leaping; moving by sudden leaps or starts. [R.] -- {Sub*sul"to*ri*ly}, adv. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Flippancy opposed to solemnity, the subsultory to the continuous, -- these are the two frequent extremities to which the French manner betrays men. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


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  • subsultory — adjective Bounding; leaping; moving by sudden leaps or starts …   Wiktionary

  • subsultory — sub·sul·to·ry …   English syllables

  • subsultory — tərē adjective Etymology: Latin subsultus (past participle of subsilire to leap up, from sub up + silire, from salire to leap) + English ory more at sub , sally : involving irregularity of movement or advance : bounding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subsultorily — Subsultory Sub*sul to*ry, a. [L. subsilire, subsultum, to spring up; sub under + salire to leap.] Bounding; leaping; moving by sudden leaps or starts. [R.] {Sub*sul to*ri*ly}, adv. [R.] [1913 Webster] Flippancy opposed to solemnity, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subsultive — Sub*sul tive, a. Subsultory. [R.] Berkley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subsultus — Sub*sul tus, n. [NL. See {Subsultory}.] (Med.) A starting, twitching, or convulsive motion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agitation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Irregular motion. < N PARAG:Agitation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 agitation agitation stir tremor shake ripple jog jolt jar jerk shock succussion trepidation quiver …   English dictionary for students

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  • subsultive — səbˈsəltiv adjective Etymology: Latin subsultus (past participle of subsilire to leap up) + English ive : subsultory …   Useful english dictionary

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