Fitful vs Recurrent - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between fitful and recurrent

is that fitful is irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits while recurrent is recurrent; recurring.

fitful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Irregular; unsteady; characterized by fits.
  • His breathing was fitful .
  • *1605 , Shakespeare, Macbeth ,
  • [...] Duncan is in his grave;
    After life's fitful fever he sleeps well;
  • *1851 ,
  • *:The cabin lamp—taking long swings this way and that— was burning fitfully, and casting fitful shadows upon the old man’s bolted door [...]
  • *2012 , The Economist, The economy: Don’t say “green shoots”
  • *:So fitful has Britain’s economy been that any good news is understandably snatched at.
  • Derived terms

    * fitfully * fitfulness

    recurrent

    English

    Adjective

    (wikipedia recurrent) (-)
  • Recurring time after time.
  • The patient complained of recurrent chest pain.
  • (mathematics, stochastic processes, of a state) non-transient.
  • Running back toward its origin.
  • a recurrent nerve or artery

    Synonyms

    * (math) persistent

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