choppy

[chop-ee]
adjective, choppier, choppiest.
1.
(of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
2.
(of the wind) shifting or changing suddenly or irregularly; variable.
3.
uneven in style or quality or characterized by poorly related parts: The book was a choppy first novel.

Origin:
1595–1605; chop2 + -y1

choppily, adverb
choppiness, noun
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choppy (ˈtʃɒpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
(of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough
 
'choppily
 
adv
 
'choppiness
 
n

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choppy
1867 (of seas), from chop (2). Earlier in this sense was chopping (1630s).
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Example sentences
Too short pants cut the visual line in a choppy way that is not attractive.
She well described the plot and how she liked it without sounding simple or
  choppy.
E cut the motor and let the boat drift the last few feet toward shore, rocking
  slightly on the choppy water.
The editing is usually so choppy that you can't see the choreography, if there
  is any.
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