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Definition of "spastic" []

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by spasms: a spastic colon; a spastic form of cerebral palsy. (adjective)
  • Affected by spastic paralysis. (adjective)
  • Offensive Slang Clumsy or inept. (adjective)
  • A person affected with spastic paralysis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spastic" in a sentence
  • "Yeah, spastic, is a word that they have been trying to phaze out is generally linked with people that have mental conditions."
  • "The word spastic is used differently depending on location which has led to some controversy and misunderstanding."
  • "His current project is to claim back the word spastic, "in the same way black people and gay and lesbian people have reclaimed negative language that was used about them"."