1 adj If events or actions occur at irregular intervals, the periods of time between them are of different lengths., (Antonym: regular)
Cars passed at irregular intervals..., He worked irregular hours.
irregularly adv ADV with v
He was eating irregularly, steadily losing weight.
irregularity ( irregularities plural) n-var
...a dangerous irregularity in her heartbeat.
2 adj Something that is irregular is not smooth or straight, or does not form a regular pattern.
(=uneven) (Antonym: regular)
He had bad teeth, irregular and discolored.
irregularly adv usu ADV -ed
Located off-center in the irregularly shaped lake was a fountain.
...treatment of abnormalities or irregularities of the teeth.
3 adj Irregular behaviour is dishonest or not in accordance with the normal rules.
...the minister accused of irregular business practices...
...charges arising from alleged financial irregularities.
4 adj An irregular verb, noun, or adjective has different forms from most other verbs, nouns, or adjectives in the language. For example, `break' is an irregular verb because its past form is `broke', not `breaked'., (Antonym: regular)
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 asymmetry, bumpiness, crookedness, jaggedness, lack of symmetry, lopsidedness, lumpiness, patchiness, raggedness, roughness, spottiness, unevenness
2 aberration, abnormality, anomaly, breach, deviation, eccentricity, freak, malfunction, malpractice, oddity, peculiarity, singularity, unconventionality, unorthodoxy
3 confusion, desultoriness, disorderliness, disorganization, haphazardness, lack of method, randomness, uncertainty, unpunctuality, unsteadiness
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