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Synonyms for infrequent
ɪnˈfri kwənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infrequent(adj)

    not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals

    "infrequent outbursts of temper"

    Antonyms:
    frequent, prevalent, steady, prevailing, dominant, rife, regular, predominant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infrequent

    Unique is alone of its kind; rare is infrequent of its kind; great poems are rare; "Paradise Lost" is unique. To say of a thing that it is rare is simply to affirm that it is now seldom found, whether previously common or not; as, a rare old book; a rare word; to call a thing scarce implies that it was at some time more plenty, as when we say food or money is scarce. A particular fruit or coin may be rare; scarce applies to demand and use, and almost always to concrete things; to speak of virtue, genius, or heroism as scarce would be somewhat ludicrous. Rare has the added sense of precious, which is sometimes, but not necessarily, blended with that above given; as, a rare gem. Extraordinary, signifying greatly beyond the ordinary, is a neutral word, capable of a high and good sense or of an invidious, opprobrious, or contemptuous signification; as, extraordinary genius; extraordinary wickedness; an extraordinary assumption of power; extraordinary antics; an extraordinary statement is incredible without overwhelming proof.

    See synonyms for GENERAL; NORMAL; USUAL.

    Synonyms:
    curious, extraordinary, incomparable, odd, peculiar, precious, rare, remarkable, scarce, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. infrequent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uncommon, rare, unfrequent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    uncommon, rare, occasional, frequent, scarce, casual

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How to use infrequent in a sentence?

  1. Brian Apatoff:

    We were able to show that with this very infrequent administration, patients were able to achieve a level of remission that we didn't see with the other active comparator in this study.

  2. Eric Day:

    Communities and farms with large numbers of cicadas emerging at once may have a substantial noise issue, hopefully, any annoyance at the disturbance is tempered by just how infrequent -- and amazing -- this event is.

  3. Claire Simeone:

    Certainly it is concerning because it’s happened twice in 24 hours, we know that historically these bites are pretty infrequent.

  4. Adrian Baker:

    We just thought that was the result of my dad being away from her for the last five days, which was very very very infrequent in their lives together.

  5. Rita Colwell:

    These are interesting organisms and range in scale from massive global epidemics -- cholera -- to infrequent but lethal infections -- Vibrio vulnificus.


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