- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Lack of continued connectionNouns — discontinuance, discontinuity; disruption; disjunction, disconnection, interruption, letup, break, gap, interval, caesura; broken thread; intermission, half-time. Slang, pit stop. See disuse, irregularity, relinquishment.Verbs1. be discontinuous, alternate, intermit. See irregularity.2. (make discontinuous) discontinue, call off, pause, disrupt, interrupt, break into, hang up, cut short, break off, lay off; stop, cease, desist, give over, knock off, call it a day or quits, grind to a halt; draw or pull up, intervene, break in upon; interpose (see between); break the thread; drop out; disconnect, disjoin, dislocate; cut, shut, or turn off, curtail, close or shut down, shut up shop, suspend, have done with, quit, throw in the sponge, give up the argument (see resignation). See end.Adjectives — discontinuous, discrete, unsuccessive, broken, interrupted, disconnected, unconnected; parenthetical, episodic, fitful, irregular (see irregularity); spasmodic, desultory, intermitting, intermittent; alternate, recurrent, periodic; few and far between; abrupt. Informal, herky-jerky.Adverbs — discontinuously, sporadically, at intervals; by snatches, by fits and starts, fitfully; so much for.Antonyms, see continuity.II(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of stopping: cessation, check, cut-off, discontinuation, halt1, stay1, stop, stoppage, surcease. See CONTINUE. 2. The condition of being stopped: cessation, discontinuation, halt1, standstill, stop, stoppage, surcease. See CONTINUE. 3. A cessation of continuity or regularity: break, discontinuation, discontinuity, disruption, interruption, pause, suspension. See CONTINUE.
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