erratically erratically  /ɛ ˈræ tɪk li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an erratic unpredictable manner

Usage(s):

  1. If schooling fish start to behave erratically or congregate in large numbers, leave the area.
  2. It's hard to do better than this erratically shaped church.
  3. For example, WarioWare: Snapped! has you move in response to onscreen cues, but the motion-detecting game required a very well-lit room and still behaved erratically.

News

  1. SALINE CRIME BRIEFS: Man seen driving erratically is arrested for drunken driving; wallet stolen out of Saline Rec ...

    Man seen driving erratically is arrested for drunken driving
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Saline Reporter

  2. Rollover crash along Highway 140

    State police are investigating a woman accused of driving erratically along Highway 140, before flipping her car into a ditch this morning.. Troopers say alcohol was found in her vehicle, but they don't know at this point whether she was under the influence. ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KTVL Medford

  3. Man reportedly acting erratically dies after officers stun him

    An investigation has been launched after officers used a stun gun on a man who had been acting erratically and he then died, a Kansas City Police Department spokesman said Monday morning.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KCTV 5 Kansas City

Quotes

  1. The sociologists Robert and Helen Lynd described it this way: "A citizen has one foot on the relatively solid ground of established institutional habits, and another foot fast to an escalator erratically moving in several directions at a bewildering...
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Helen Lynd Source: FOXNews

  2. "The sight of a former Labor leader so erratically turning on his party is frankly a bridge too far," Mr Beazley said. "If there were gold medals for biting the hand that feeds you, Mark Latham would be standing on top of the dais."
    on Sep 14, 2005 By: Kim Beazley Source: The Age

  3. "It is one tool of ensuring that if there is somebody on a terrorist watch list or someone driving erratically, or if a pattern develops that raises suspicions, it gives them an opportunity to investigate further and - if need be - track down the...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Steven Emerson Source: Christian Broadcasting Network

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