What is the opposite of continuous?

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Opposite of without a break or interruption
“The air-conditioning system makes an intermittent but very loud noise when the engine is turned off.”
Opposite of without intervening space
“The solid lines represent the contours where there is an increase in electron cloud and the broken lines show regions with a decrease.”
Opposite of continuous, without interruption
Opposite of everlasting, eternal
Opposite of in an undamaged state
“The vase shattered on the ground, and all that was left was a pile of broken glass.”
Opposite of regular, even, and continuous in development, frequency, or intensity
“Most fishing is done from drift boats because fluctuating water levels can make wading dangerous.”
Opposite of being the straightest and most direct way to a point or end
“The group voted to stop at the zoo, forcing Mark to drive the indirect route to their destination.”
Opposite of continuing over a (usually extended) period of time
“The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.”
Opposite of unceasingly intense in nature
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
Opposite of being or seeming to be without end or limits
“While kerosene was more plentiful than gasoline, it was also a distillate from petroleum and presented the same problem of finite supply.”
Opposite of graceful and fluent
Opposite of persistently or continuous in nature, especially of something unpleasant
Opposite of in an entire, and undivided, state
“The two arcs were joined at the Crown by a sophisticated scarf joint, which was secured by three large nuts and bolts.”
Opposite of remaining in an original state
Opposite of having an even or level surface
“Although shiny with an uneven layer of thick ice, the path was gritty with half-embedded pebbles and dirt along the edges.”
Opposite of having an even surface with no roughness, bumps, or holes
“The rough surface is strictly for aesthetic purposes and not to be trodden upon.”
(of a path) Opposite of in a straight line and, as a corollary, the shortest and quickest
“Drivers using the ramp will avoid having to take a circuitous route in order to reach the bridge off South Broadway.”
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