spasmodic

Something that is spasmodic is experiencing a fit, a loss of muscular control. If you are spazzing out, you are spasmodic.

A sudden fit or involuntary contraction of the muscles is called a spasm; thus spasmodic means to behave in such a way. Spasmodic is also commonly used to refer to a violent emotional outburst — for example, your parents might be spasmodic when they discover you're really majoring in partying, not medicine, at college.

DEFINITIONS OF: spasmodic

1

adj occurring in spells and often abruptly

spasmodic rifle fire”
Synonyms:
fitful
sporadic
recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

adj affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

“his body made a spasmodic jerk”
Synonyms:
convulsive, spastic
unsteady
subject to change or variation
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