HyperDic: irregular

English > 11 senses of the word irregular:
ADJECTIVEallirregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
allirregular, unpredictablenot occurring at expected times
allirregular(used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
allirregular(of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured
allirregularfalling below the manufacturer's standard
allirregular, atypicaldeviating from normal expectations
allirregular, temporarylacking continuity / continuity or regularity
allirregular(of a surface or shape)
allirregular, maverick, unorthodoxindependent in behavior or thought
NOUNperson irregular, guerrilla, guerilla, insurgenta member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
artifactirregular, secondmerchandise that has imperfections
irregular > pronunciation
Soundsihreh'gyahler
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice.
Example"irregular hiring practices"
Attribute ofregularityThe quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
Narrowerasymmetrical, crookedIrregular in shape or outline
casual, occasionaloccurring from time to time
improper, unconventional, unlawfulnot conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
randomized, randomisedSet up or distributed in a deliberately random way
strongOf verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
See alsoasymmetrical, asymmetricCharacterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
illegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
rough, unsmoothHaving or caused by an irregular surface
unrhythmical, unrhythmicnot rhythmic
unsteadysubject to change or variation
unsystematiclacking systematic arrangement or method or organization
OppositeregularIn accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
Spanishirregular
Catalanirregular
Nounsirregularitybehavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom / custom or morality
irregularitynot characterized by a fixed principle or rate
Adverbsirregularlyin an irregular manner
irregularlyin an irregular manner
irregularlyin an irregular manner
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot occurring at expected times.
Synonymunpredictable
Broadersporadicrecurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
Spanishcargo imprevisible, cargo irregular, impredecible, irregular
Catalanimpredictible, irregular
Nounsirregularityirregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces.
Examples
  • "irregular troops"
  • "irregular warfare"
See alsopartisan, partizandevoted to a cause or party
Oppositeregular(used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
Spanishirregular
Catalanirregular
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement.
Oppositeregular(of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured
Nounsirregularityan irregular asymmetry in shape
Adverbsirregularlyhaving an irregular form
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 5
MeaningFalling below the manufacturer's standard.
Example"irregular jeans"
Broaderimperfectnot perfect
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 6
MeaningDeviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal.
Example "highly irregular behavior"
Synonymatypical
Broaderabnormal, unnaturalnot normal
Spanishatípico, insólito, inusual, irregular
Catalanatípic, insòlit, inusual, irregular
Nounsirregularitybehavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom / custom or morality
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 7
Meaninglacking continuity / continuity or regularity.
Example"an irregular worker"
Synonymtemporary
Broaderpart-time, part timeInvolving less than the standard or customary time for an activity
Spanishirregular, temporal
Catalanprovisional
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 8
Meaning(of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical.
Example"walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
Broaderunevennot even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
Spanishirregular
Nounsirregularityan irregular asymmetry in shape
English > irregular: 11 senses > adjective 9
MeaningIndependent in behavior or thought.
Example"she led a somewhat irregular private life"
Synonymsmaverick, unorthodox
Broaderunconventionalnot conforming to accepted rules or standards
Spanishdisidente, inconformista
Catalandissident, inconformista, individualista
Nounsirregularitynot characterized by a fixed principle or rate
English > irregular: 11 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
Synonymsguerrilla, guerilla, insurgent
Member ofguerrilla force, guerilla forceAn irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment
NarrowerMaquis, MaquisardA guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
urban guerrillaA guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns
Broaderwarriorsomeone engaged in or experienced in warfare
Spanishguerrilla, guerrillero
Catalanguerrilla, guerriller
English > irregular: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningmerchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.
Synonymsecond
Broadermerchandise, ware, productcommodities offered for sale

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