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Synonyms for occasional
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occasional(a)(adj)

    occurring from time to time

    "took an occasional glass of wine"

    Antonyms:
    predictable, continual, frequent, regular

  2. episodic, occasional(adj)

    occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals

    "episodic in his affections"; "occasional headaches"

    Synonyms:
    occasional(a), episodic, casual, periodic

    Antonyms:
    continual, regular, predictable, frequent

  3. casual, occasional(adj)

    occurring from time to time

    "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"

    Synonyms:
    daily, effortless, free-and-easy, passing(a), fooling, episodic, nonchalant, chance(a), occasional(a), cursory, insouciant, periodic, perfunctory, casual, everyday

    Antonyms:
    regular, predictable, continual, frequent

  4. periodic, occasional(adj)

    recurring or reappearing from time to time

    "periodic feelings of anxiety"

    Synonyms:
    occasional(a), periodical, episodic, casual, periodic

    Antonyms:
    continual, predictable, frequent, regular

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occasional(a.)

    Synonyms:
    incidental, accidental, casual, irregular

How to pronounce occasional?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say occasional in sign language?

  1. occasional

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How to use occasional in a sentence?

  1. Cumali Tastan:

    Throngs of young people driving around the neighborhood in cars draped with Turkish flags at night fired occasional shots in the air. Amid concern that attacks and vandalism could spark clashes as Kurdish residents complained of delayed police responses, authorities deployed riot squads in Altindag. We just watched this havoc for two days, but if they come again, we will defend ourselves.

  2. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford:

    It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow.

  4. Lisa Cadmus-Bertram:

    A tracker will give you the occasional crazy reading, but most of the readings will be quite a bit closer than that.

  5. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

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