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irregular

ir·reg·u·lar

irregular

 
 
pronunciation:
ih reg y lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: uneven in shape, arrangement, surface, or some other way.
The road up the mountain was very irregular.
synonyms:
uneven
similar words:
bent, crooked, jagged, rough
definition 2: uneven in how often or for how long something happens.
There was an irregular beep coming from the smoke detector.
synonyms:
erratic
antonyms:
regular, steady
similar words:
infrequent, random, uneven, variable
definition 3: not fitting into a standard law, method, or custom.
In our country, it is highly irregular to serve dessert before dinner.
antonyms:
regular
similar words:
abnormal, eccentric, singular
definition 4: being an exception to the general rules of grammar or spelling.
It can be difficult for a learner of English to use an irregular verb correctly.
antonyms:
regular
similar words:
exceptional
derivation: irregularly (adv.)
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