Synonyms for Discontinuous:
adj.•broken; intermittent (adjective)
disconnected, fitful, incoherent, irregular, disjointed.
disconnected, broken, nonadhesive, nonuniform, dispersed, sporadic, lax, disjointed, divergent, fuzzy, detached, loose, incoherent, unconsolidated, inconsistent, non-cohesive, disarticulated, noncontiguous.
incomplete, unfulfilled, immature, insufficient, segmental, undone, partial, short, embryonic, missing, unsatisfactory, unattained, unfinished, deficient, unachieved, Curtailed, fragmentary, patchy, scanty, lacking, Unaccomplished, fractional, sectional.
fragmentary, nonuniform, irregular.
slack, flaccid, incoherent, inconsistent, unfastened, lax, disconnected, unattached, non-adherent, non-coherent, limp, disjointed, broken, loose, detached, disarticulated, nonadhesive, non-cohesive.
n.bursty, stop-start, by/in fits and starts, on-off, on-again, off-again, uneven, fitful. •discontinuous (noun)
disjunct, noncontinuous, disrupted.
Usage examples for discontinuous
When strata are discontinuous as between Europe and America, no evidence can be derived from the order of superposition, apart from mineral characters and organic remains; for, unless strata can be continuously traced, mineral characters and organic remains afford the only means of classing them as such or such. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer