Definition of infrequent in English:


Line breaks: in|fre¦quent
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfriːkw(ə)nt


Not occurring often; rare: her visits were so infrequent
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  • Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter.
  • Firstly, I need to hope that you, my readers, prefer infrequent posts to hourly updates.
  • She had not spoken to her parents in years and contact with her sisters was sporadic and infrequent.
rare, uncommon, unusual, exceptional, few and far between, few, like gold dust, as scarce as hens' teeth; unaccustomed, unwonted; isolated, scarce, thin on the ground, scattered; sporadic, irregular, intermittent, fitful; Britishout of the common; North Americansometime
dated seldom


mid 16th century (in the sense 'little used, seldom done, uncommon'): from Latin infrequent- from in- 'not' + frequent- 'frequent'.



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  • Despite the relative infrequency of infractions on campus, the university community has continued to try and educate students about the issues surrounding academic offenses.
  • Anyway, I feel like I've started every single one of my recent entries by remarking on the infrequency of my recent entries, so I'm going to stop now.
  • The statutory half-fare bus pass has not been welcomed by many people in South Lakeland due to the infrequency of buses in the county and the problems of access for many disabled people.


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  • Avoid the use of punctuation and use periods as infrequently as possible.
  • By June 1941 the Politburo only met irregularly and infrequently, and no minutes were kept.
  • He only intervened in the running of the Turkish state fairly infrequently.

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