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  • adj. Pertaining to ataxia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by ataxy, that is, (a) by great irregularity of functions or symptoms, or (b) by a lack of coordinating power in movements.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In pathology, of or pertaining to ataxia; characterized by irregularity in function or course; irregular.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia


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  • I am very ataxic, constantly stumbling, running into things... not graceful in the slightest.

    August 16, 2007