choppier choppier

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by abrupt transitions
  2. (adj) rough with small waves

Usage(s):

  1. The most obvious is that it makes the current recession's job losses look a lot choppier, and thus harder to identify clear trends in.
  2. Treading water may now have become the administration's policy in the Middle East, but the waves are likely to get ever choppier.

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  1. "It changes my release. Because it's taped, the way I release the ball is different -- it's choppier," Bryant said. "It hasn't gotten better, it stays the same. I don't feel pain or nothing like that, but if you hit it or jam it, it goes dead...
    on Jun 28, 2008 By: Kobe Bryant Source: ESPN

  2. In 2006, Wal-Mart's chief executive, H. Lee Scott Jr., said the introduction of upscale products, like silk camisoles and 300-thread-count sheets, had proved "choppier than it should be" and that the company had "moved too far too fast"...
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Lee Scott Source: New York Times

  3. David Lonsdale, the assistant director of CBI Scotland, said: "It is still far from certain that the economy will fall into recession, though we are heading into choppier economic waters and do think the dip in the growth rate may well last for up...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: David Lonsdale Source: Scotsman

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