Antonyms of adj convulsive

2 senses of convulsive

Sense 1
convulsive, spasmodic, spastic -- (affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements")

INDIRECT (VIA unsteady) -> steady -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")

Sense 2
convulsive -- (resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent; "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter")

INDIRECT (VIA violent) -> nonviolent -- (abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence)

Similarity of adj convulsive

2 senses of convulsive

Sense 1
convulsive, spasmodic, spastic -- (affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements")
       => unsteady (vs. steady) -- (subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice")

Sense 2
convulsive -- (resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent; "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter")
       => violent (vs. nonviolent) -- (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike")

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