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English adjective: irregular

1. irregular contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice


SamplesIrregular hiring practices.


Similarasymmetrical, casual, crooked, improper, occasional, randomised, randomized, strong, unconventional, unlawful


See alsoasymmetric, asymmetrical, illegal, rough, unrhythmic, unrhythmical, unsmooth, unsteady, unsystematic


Attributeregularity


Antonymsregular

2. irregular not occurring at expected times


Synonymsunpredictable


Similarsporadic


Antonymscontinual

3. irregular (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces


SamplesIrregular troops.
Irregular warfare.


See alsopartisan, partizan


Antonymsregular

4. irregular (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement


Antonymsregular

5. irregular falling below the manufacturer's standard


SamplesIrregular jeans.


Similarimperfect


Antonymsperfect

6. irregular deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal


SamplesThese days large families are atypical.
Atypical clinical findings.
Atypical pneumonia.
Highly irregular behavior.


Synonymsatypical


Similarabnormal, unnatural


Antonymsnormal

7. irregular lacking continuity or regularity


SamplesAn irregular worker.
Employed on a temporary basis.


Synonymstemporary


Similarpart-time, parttime


Antonymsfull-time

8. irregular (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical


SamplesWalking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface.


Similaruneven


Antonymseven

9. irregular independent in behavior or thought


SamplesShe led a somewhat irregular private life.
Maverick politicians.


Synonymsmaverick, unorthodox


Similarunconventional


Antonymsconventional


English noun: irregular

1. irregular (person) a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment


Synonymsguerilla, guerrilla, insurgent


Broader (hypernym)warrior


Narrower (hyponym)Maquis, Maquisard, urban guerrilla


Member meronymguerilla force, guerrilla force

2. irregular (artifact) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name


Synonymssecond


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, product, ware









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