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Not occurring often; rare:‘her visits were so infrequent’
rare, uncommon, unusual, exceptional, few and far between, few, like gold dust, as scarce as hens' teethunaccustomed, unwontedisolated, scarce, thin on the ground, scatteredsporadic, irregular, intermittent, fitfulout of the commonsometimeonce in a blue moonseldomView synonyms
- ‘Low density foam sheets are suitable for light or infrequent traffic.’
- ‘It's a breathtakingly infrequent occasion when I top a leaderboard of any kind.’
- ‘Firstly, I need to hope that you, my readers, prefer infrequent posts to hourly updates.’
- ‘Our contacts became very infrequent when I ceased to pass through Melbourne on a regular basis.’
- ‘Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter.’
- ‘In the Hebrew Bible, there are infrequent but significant references to God as a creative Mother.’
- ‘My entries have been a bit infrequent of late due to work-related and non-work related stuff.’
- ‘Of course it also got her started on her infrequent ruminations that we need to move so we can have another room.’
- ‘But he wasn't able to do this as his appearances became more and more infrequent in late 2000.’
- ‘Think of school buses as public transit for rural areas with each bus doing one long, infrequent route.’
- ‘But research has shown that infrequent visitors to pubs would be more likely to drop in for a pint if a pub was non-smoking.’
- ‘Updates between now and Sunday night / Monday morning will be infrequent / nonexistent.’
- ‘For infrequent visitors, the neighbourhood becomes that much more lived-in and intimate.’
- ‘She had not spoken to her parents in years and contact with her sisters was sporadic and infrequent.’
- ‘While the perks were reasonable enough, the infrequent pay was not.’
- ‘In addition, infrequent and expensive transportation can make it difficult for patients to get care.’
- ‘But he stressed that problems remained infrequent and concentrated in a few particular areas.’
- ‘This is an extremely rare event and has only happened on very infrequent occasions since 1945.’
- ‘Youthful faces at the Masses are becoming more infrequent all the while.’
- ‘The sky is now a uniform shade of grey and it's raining fairly steadily with just a smattering of a wind at infrequent points.’
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘little used, seldom done, uncommon’): from Latin infrequent- from in- not + frequent- frequent.
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