Synonyms of in fits and starts in English:

in fits and starts

(also by fits and starts)

See definition of in fits and starts

phrase

1‘he spoke in fits and starts’

SYNONYMS
spasmodically, intermittently, sporadically, erratically, irregularly, interruptedly, fitfully, haphazardly, on and off, off and on, now and then, now and again
ANTONYMS

steadily, regularly