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Synonyms for infrequent
ɪnˈfri kwəntin·fre·quent

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. infrequentadjective

    not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals

    "infrequent outbursts of temper"

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

Editors Contribution

  1. less often

    not adhering to a usual frequency; not frequent in occurrence

    there was an infrequent dispatch of items from this supplier

    Submitted by anonymous on June 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. infrequentadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncommon, rare, unfrequent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "infrequent":

    uncommon, rare, occasional, frequent, scarce, casual

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How to use infrequent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Martin Cetron:

    The problem is most of the time when International IHRs do contact investigations the time window for measles is narrow... International IHRs are hearing about it after the fact so [ International IHRs ] ability to know about cases before they travel is infrequent.

  3. Miriam Baer:

    It is not unheard of or infrequent for the media to discover fraud, but for the media to become part of the fraud -- or part of the story, if you will -- that's less common.

  4. Chesa Boudin:

    Unfortunately, because arrests happen in less than 3 percent of reported thefts, these cases are rarely presented to us for prosecution — and when they are, we prosecute the vast majority of them, but because arrests are so infrequent, our office has been proactively partnering with stores like Walgreens on prevention programs as well as partnering with other jurisdictions — which last year, led to the recovery of over $ 11 million in stolen merchandise.

  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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