Definition of infrequent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈfriːkwənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfriːkwənt//
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not happening often synonym rare her infrequent visits home Muggings are relatively infrequent in this area. opposite frequent Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘little used, seldom done, uncommon’): from Latin infrequent- from in- ‘not’ + frequent- ‘frequent’.Extra examples American trains are infrequent and the network is patchy. Calls for a return to traditional values are not infrequent. Disagreements are relatively infrequent. Examinations need to be carried out only at infrequent intervals. Victoria pined and cherished his infrequent postcards.
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