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in·fre·quent

infrequent

 
pronunciation:
ihn fri kwnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening seldom or at long intervals.
infrequent earthquakes
synonyms:
irregular, periodic
antonyms:
frequent
similar words:
casual, intermittent, occasional, rare, sporadic, uncommon
definition 2: not happening regularly or habitually; occasional.
an infrequent quarrel
synonyms:
occasional
antonyms:
frequent, habitual
similar words:
casual, rare, sporadic, uncommon, uncustomary, unusual
definition 3: small in number or widely spaced.
infrequent towns along a desert highway
synonyms:
sparse
similar words:
few and far between, scant, scarce
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)infrequent fairly, generally, highly, increasingly, rather, relatively
(adj.)infrequent + adverb rarely
(adj.)infrequent + noun act, appearance, basis, call, communication, condom, contact, effect, evaluation, event, exposure, feedback, foray, incident, interval, mediator, meeting, monitoring, occasion, occurrence, opportunity, outbreak, outing, period, protest, purchase, rain, recruitment, return, smile, testing, trader, traveler, trip, use, user, visit, visitor  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: infrequently (adv.), infrequency (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word infrequent contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.