noun (plural irregularities)
- 1The state or quality of being irregular: there is evidence that fraud and irregularity continue on a large scaleMore example sentences
asymmetry, nonuniformity, unevenness, crookedness, lopsidedness; jaggedness, raggedness, indentationroughness, bumpiness, unevenness; lumpinessunsteadiness, unevenness, fitfulness, patchiness, instability, variability, changeableness, fluctuation, unpredictability, unreliabilityabnormality, unusualness, strangeness, oddness, singularity, anomaly, deviation, aberration, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy
- Many projects have been listed and caught out, but they have not been involved in any irregularity or fraud.
- He pressed his body up against hers in a more intimate manner and she heard his every breathing irregularity.
- A council statement added: ‘One concerns a petty cash irregularity and the other concerns the use of council funds.’
- 1.1 (usually irregularities) A thing that is irregular in form or nature: irregularities of the heartbeat financial irregularitiesMore example sentences
- He declined to go into detail about the nature of the irregularities or to name companies allegedly involved.
- He denies all charges except those of financial irregularities.
- Barnes said directors began noticing financial irregularities in September.
Middle English: from Old French irregularite, from late Latin irregularitas, from irregularis (see irregular).