I adjective atypical, discontinuous, erratic, exceptional, extraordinary, few, inconstant, inhabitual, intermittent, irregular, limited, occasional, outstanding, periodic, phenomenal, rare, rarus, scarce, seldom happening, seldom occurring, seldom seen, singular, sparse, sporadic, uncommon, uncustomary, unfrequent, unsteady, untypical, unusual II index extraordinary, intermittent, noteworthy, rare, special, sporadic, uncommon, unusual

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  • infrequent — infrequent, uncommon, scarce, rare, occasional, sporadic are comparable when they mean appearing, happening, or met with so seldom as to attract attention. Something is infrequent which does not occur often, especially within a given period of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • infrequent — 1530s, from L. infrequentem (nom. infrequens) occurring seldom, unusual, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + frequens (see FREQUENT (Cf. frequent)). Related: Infrequently …   Etymology dictionary

  • infrequent — [adj] not happening regularly exceptional, few, few and far between*, isolated, limited, meager, occasional, odd, rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, seldom, semioccasional, sparse, spasmodic, sporadic, stray, uncommon, unusual; concept 530… …   New thesaurus

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