sustantivo (plural irregularities)[mass noun]
- 1The state or quality of being irregular: there is evidence that fraud and irregularity continue on a large scale the irregularity of his breathingMás ejemplos en oraciones
asymmetry, lack of symmetry, non-uniformity, unevenness, crookedness, lopsidedness, contortion, deformity, jaggedness, raggedness, cragginess, indentationroughness, bumpiness, unevenness, coarseness; lumpiness, knobbliness• rare knobbinessinconsistency, unsteadiness, unevenness, fitfulness, patchiness, haphazardness, inconstancy, instability, variability, changeableness, fluctuation, unpunctuality, unpredictability, unreliability, volatility, fickleness, caprice; casualness, desultoriness• technical aperiodicityabnormality, unusualness, uncommonness, strangeness, waywardness, oddness, unexpectedness, singularity, atypicality, anomaly, anomalousness, deviation, divergence, aberrancy, aberration, freakishness, peculiarity, curiousness, eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, quirkiness, unorthodoxy
- 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 [count noun] (usually irregularities) A thing that is irregular in form or nature: irregularities of the heartbeat financial irregularitiesMás ejemplos en oraciones
bump, lump, bulge, hump, knob, knot, projection, prominence, eminence, ridge, protuberance, kink; hole, hollow, pit, crater, depression, dip, indentation, trough, dent, dint; gap, space, break, crack, chink, fissure, cranny• informal sticky-out bit• rare concavityflutter, waver, flicker, falter, quiver, tremor, tremble, hiccup
- 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).