Synonym of iterative

Alternative for iterative

'ɪtəreɪtɪv /-rətɪv


the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action


marked by iteration


Occurring at intervals
on-again, off-again intermittent alternate arrested broken by bits and pieces checked cyclic cyclical discontinuing discontinuous epochal every other fitful here and there hit-or-miss infrequent interrupted isochronal isochronous iterant metrical now and then occasional on and off periodic periodical punctuated recurrent recurring rhythmic rhythmical seasonal serial shifting spasmodic sporadic stop-and-go irregular disconnected fragmentary episodic casual patchy spotty erratic episodical odd aperiodic spastic isolated unsteady scattered random choppy on-and-off continual catchy stop-go on again and off again in fits and starts alternating uneven regular frequent repeated inconsistent inconstant habitual desultory variable fluctuating repetitive unstable unsystematic disrupted varying unsettled changeable haphazard capricious uncertain constant continued disturbed wavering changing unreliable rolling reoccurring chain jerky disjointed unmethodical persistent perennial on-again-off-again continuing steady volatile scattershot unequal rambling aimless shaky like clockwork bitty reiterative unpredictable entropic indiscriminate chronic intervallic impulsive fractal routine flickering disorganized non-stop disorganised non-linear perpetual off and on daily every so often numerous at fixed intervals every once in a while occurring often incomplete troubled broken up wandering convulsive restless repeating spurtive twitching happening at intervals gaping inchoate unorganized disordered unconnected incohesive muddled incoherent oft-repeated herky-jerky unorganised impermanent freelance outsourced outside in bits and pieces oft repeated part-time incidental chaotic loose sketchy orbital annual weekly yearly monthly hourly centennial catch-as-catch-can stray unthinking slapdash arbitrary offhand unfocused orderless nonuniform on certain occasions at various times mutable customary commonplace helter-skelter without purpose fickle temperamental changeful mercurial eccentric partial designless quotidian everyday unpunctual unconsidered purposeless wayward ever-changing fluid flickery unfixed labile skittish vacillating up and down off-and-on non-periodic vagarious irresolute variational fluctuant flighty undependable partially fractional gradual intermittently fitfully waffling peaky not constant blowing hot and cold piecemeal incessant many familiar endless common countless profuse reiterated manifold eternal several by degrees at intervals successive lots of millions of loads of a good many heaps of a great many masses of quite a lot of thick very many iterated dozens of hundreds of thousands of quite a few various by fits and starts stage by stage little by little step by step


Of, or relating to pleonasm
pleonastic circuitous prolix verbose wordy circumlocutory convoluted diffuse garrulous logorrheic long-winded periphrastic rambling redundant repetitious superfluous windy bombastic chatty discursive flatulent gabby inflated lengthy loquacious palaverous rhetorical tautological tedious turgid voluble repetitive unneeded uncalled-for unnecessary inelegant reiterative reiterating flowery grandiloquent orotund magniloquent meandering high-flown oratorical high-sounding fustian ambagious wandering overwrought overblown highfalutin aureate roundabout euphuistic florid tumid tortuous purple digressive protracted overripe overdone flamboyant hyperventilated long-drawn-out pompous talkative ornate strained laboured maundering overlong circumlocutionary pretentious gassy Ossianic rhetoric logorrhoeic baroque over-elaborate labored elaborate prolonged hifalutin magnific long indirect fancy sonorous ostentatious talky ornamented declamatory swollen blathering expansive oblique loose grandiose affected extravagant tautologous tiresome boring waffly interminable sesquipedalian wearisome alliterative gaseous figurative lofty histrionic full of verbiage big-talking windbag rococo ornamental fulsome empty circumlocuitous circumlocutional circumlocutious stilted over-the-top boastful vague gossipy prosy Miltonian epic Homeric waffling unending verbal endless laborious ponderous embellished padded decorative garnished rich luscious euphistic haughty tall-talking spun out dragged out euphemistic diffusive supervacaneal supervacuous profuse random lavish copious exuberant drawn-out dull desultory curlicued excursive leaping digressionary digressional wedding-cake fussy showy busy gingerbread very elaborate elegant spreading free musing erratic broad deviating roaming roving conversational informal prattling prating jabbering babbling gushing supervacaneous mouthy ranting yakking multiloquent big-mouthed multiloquous effusive gobby wittering blustering arty overelaborate high-wrought repeating involved yacking rhapsodic loudmouthed balderdash highly decorated full of air stuffed shirt having kissed the Blarney stone full of hot air with the gift of the gab


Done regularly and repeatedly
habitual customary normal regular usual common fixed ordinary traditional accustomed standard familiar routine natural wonted established set typical characteristic constant frequent general periodic periodical repeated steady time-honoured accepted addicting automatic consistent conventional cyclic disciplined expected iterated long-term mechanical methodical ongoing perfunctory permanent practised practiced reiterative repetitious rooted seasoned systematic everyday stock commonplace popular average quotidian run-of-the-mill prevailing ubiquitous household settled garden-variety classic daily universal prevalent orthodox unexceptional common or garden workaday mainstream unremarkable prosaic classical plain predictable day-to-day widespread time-honored bog-standard standard-issue long-established cut-and-dried cut-and-dry recognized acknowledged garden variety recognised old ritual prescribed confirmed stereotyped stereotypical rife representative archetypical public mundane historic vanilla rampant ritualistic true archetypal pervasive current proven age-old going received chronic prescriptive regulation folk enduring ancestral lasting tried and true tried and tested idiosyncratic overall majority generic acceptable undistinguished sanctioned ruling garden humdrum typic native simple proverbial ancient staple formulaic widely used matter-of-course homespun dull middle-of-the-road inveterate agreed endemic symptomatic vintage taken for granted persistent long-lived old-world long-standing old-time approved recurring extensive admitted scheduled ingrained domestic traditionary essential favourite favorite inherent in character stable preferred collective well-known fashionable shared well established predominant uneventful distinctive proper old-fashioned emblematic so-so basic standardized mediocre indifferent immemorial characterless modest monotonous doctrinal humble standardised vulgar well worn old hat a dime a dozen no great shakes par for the course in vogue widely held true to type diurnal obvious respected gut default venerable comfortable discreet inconspicuous orderly seasonal diagnostic numerous recurrent acquired honored abiding known given used habituated perpetual OB hackneyed derived authorized immortal ageless in use boilerplate canonical staid endorsed understood acquainted chosen honoured timeless inferior fair mean ceremonial reiterated incessant profuse continual unsophisticated obligatory one-size-fits-all decided unadventurous conformist touted recognizable adopted family casual banal terrestrial unimaginative informal arranged specified past conservative unopposed passed legit okayed authorised recognisable anticipated foreseeable indicative foreseen reliable unpretentious colourless nondescript perennial memorable unforgettable undying deathless predetermined de rigueur whitebread likely unsurprising distinguishing of choice in the habit of well known uninteresting boring unmemorable pedestrian unprogressive determined appointed individualistic clichéd cliched dime-a-dozen nitty-gritty homely OK uninspiring plastic white-bread grind agreed upon prearranged appropriate inborn local inbred innate in keeping ornery common variety matter-of-fact true to form to be expected mass wide conforming old school colorless trivial arrived at defined only to be expected on the cards … all over broad congruous not up to much nothing to write home about planned old line quintessential national blanket communal overarching global joint outright assigned recommended backward-looking earlier generation exemplary signature comprehensive stipulated unmistakable model textbook definitive consummate symbolic absolute ultimate prototypical broad-spectrum across-the-board total in circulation across the board sweeping in force epidemic broad-brush all-round nationwide societal wholesale all-around official paradigmatic ideal fundamental supreme dyed-in-the-wool entrenched well-established at its best at her best at his best deep-rooted traditionalistic old-style sound officially recognized secure unshakable vested valid certified authoritative legitimate lawful legal correct accredited licensed allowed documented validated authentic rightful bona fide undisputed kosher licenced genuine formal ratified renowned declared proved warranted verified hardened unquestioned supported confessed inured hard-shell firmly established deep-seated undoubted ineradicable professed permitted affirmed avowed exhaustive dominant irradicable just legalized traditionalist authenticated right verifiable worn credible legalised sworn real worldwide by the numbers catholic ecumenical all-embracing uncontested famous notorious existing statutory proclaimed straight backed present sincere reasonable OK'd admissible above board square pervading identified definite sensible overt trustworthy permissible constitutional self-confessed logical magisterial best cogent convincing preponderant regnant vouched for licit commonly accepted generally accepted stated good coherent solid widely recognized ceremonious explicit conclusive effective plausible rational omnipresent cleared in style in fashion unlimited pandemic ex cathedra precise cosmopolitan whole signed and sealed multinational indestructible within the law diffuse well-founded all-over undestroyable all-inclusive worldly unrestricted unremovable astronomical ex officio well founded widely believed lamestream empowered canonic central self-proclaimed core contemporary latest extant modern allowable open certain primary legendary famed believed strict tralatitious statutable enrolled qualified seeded eligible nominated perceived mutual voted for regimented express net realized remembered avowedly asserted sop wont done val in established usage realised reigning cashable self-evident axiomatic circulating embraced united like pro forma made official bonafide same old ceremonialistic formalistic tried and trusted noted binding reputed infamous superior commanding sovereign standard operating procedure playing it safe in a rut in the groove according to Hoyle honest celebrated intermutual commutual certifiable sanctioned by law by the book going by the rules indelible stubborn ineffaceable trusted afoot contractual veritable actual usable commonest returned answered complete full imperial executive mandatory bureaucratic departmental administrative notable about predominating international thorough inclusive unexpired straightforward conceded unchallenged carried compendious influential operative main preponderating principal bruited about making the rounds doing the rounds in general use going around in the air talked of panoramic entire encyclopedic cyclopedic tested published unsuspected true-blue legally acceptable in effect legally binding permeating embracive on everyone's lips aboveboard straight-shooting honest-to-goodness truthful upfront for real short-listed tried demonstrated publicized inescapable omnibus finest greatest unanimous in-depth encyclopaedic wall-to-wall broad-gauge cover-all broad-gauged all-in attested checked dependable publicised revealed patent manifest branded firm inannihilable superlative ultraconservative reactionary unheretical button-down unoriginal buttoned-down hidebound mossbacked old-line old-school standpat die-hard brassbound paleoconservative archconservative publicly known widely known generally known sure establishable upheld demonstrable right as rain telling the truth on the level fair and square on the up-and-up derivative down pat sustained pious religious punctilious mother of all justifiable cosmic planetary celestial all empyrean stellar bien pensant on the up and up supportable tenable sustainable compelling reasoned defensible straight arrow in line pragmatic lucid believable congruent warrantable viable workable grounded justified realistic signed sealed handed down according to the book tried-and-true persuasive understandable dinkum ordered suitable decisive cathedral positive okay fitting and delivered weighty analytic analytical consequent prudent pukka telling satisfying sober thoughtful satisfactory straight from the horse's mouth all there holding water watertight profound well-advised holding up responsible holding up in wash got it together faultless well grounded together intellectual commonsensical unassailable accurate flawless levelheaded impeccable advisable right-thinking standing up well-grounded exact cool right-minded most common most typical most reliable most complete most scholarly most usual most frequent most perfect most significant


A subclass of imperfective verbs that denotes a continuously repeated action


(grammar) Any of a subclass of imperfective verbs that denote a repeated action

Antonym of iterative

iterative Idiom, Proverb

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