Pathology. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by spasm, especially tonic spasm.
Slang: Offensive. awkward or clumsy.
Pathology. a person exhibiting spasms.
Slang: Offensive. an awkward or clumsy person.
- spas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- spas·tic·i·ty [spa-stis-i-tee], /spæˈstɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spastic
an old-fashioned and now offensive name for a person who has cerebral palsy
taboo, slang a clumsy, incapable, or incompetent person
affected by or resembling spasms
taboo, slang clumsy, incapable or incompetent
- spastically, adverb
- spasticity, noun See cerebral palsy
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