V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: occurring occasionally at intervals that have no apparent pattern
Synonyms: occasional, infrequent, unconnected, scattered, uncommon, irregular
Antonyms: frequent, regular
Tips: Sporadic is derived from the Greek sporas, meaning “scattered.” If something only happens sporadically, it happens only occasionally, but without any noticeable pattern.
The ambiguous economic report caused sporadic buying on wall street. (scattered)
The police's sporadic attempts to sweep the drug pushers off the streets proved ineffective. (infrequent, occasional)
The WTO meeting was disrupted by sporadic protests and riots. (scattered, occasional)
The weather man forecasted sporadic showers throughout the day. (occasional, scattered)
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