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Meaning of IRREGULAR

Pronunciation:  i'regyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  2. [n]  a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  3. [adj]  not occurring at expected times
  4. [adj]  independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
  5. [adj]  used of independent armed resistance forces; "guerrilla warfare"; "partisan forces"
  6. [adj]  of a surface; not level or flat; "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
  7. [adj]  lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
  8. [adj]  deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange; "these days large families are atypical"; "highly irregular behavior"
  9. [adj]  contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
  10. [adj]  (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
  11. [adj]  used of the military; not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"

IRREGULAR is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: abnormal, arrhythmic, asymmetrical, atypical, casual, crooked, grab(a), guerilla, guerilla(a), guerrilla, guerrilla(a), improper, insurgent, jerking, jerky, maverick, occasional, partisan, partizan, part-time, randomised, randomized, second, sporadic, strong, substandard, temporary, unconventional, underground, uneven, unlawful, unorthodox, unpredictable, unsteady
 Antonyms: regular
 See Also: asymmetric, Che Guevara, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, Guevara, illegal, Maquis, Maquisard, merchandise, product, rough, unrhythmic, unrhythmical, unsmooth, unsystematic, urban guerrilla, wares, warrior



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ir*reg"u*lar\, a. [Pref. ir- not + regular: cf. F.
    Not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage
    recognized as the general rule; not according to common form;
    not conformable to nature, to the rules of moral rectitude,
    or to established principles; not normal; unnatural;
    immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not
    uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an
    irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular
    proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc. Cf.
          Mazes intricate, Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular
          Then most when most irregular they seem. --Milton.
          Leading the men of Herefordshire to fight Against the
          irregular and wild Glendower.            --Shak.
          A flowery meadow through which a clear stream murmured
          in many irregular meanders.              --Jones.
    Syn: Immethodical; unsystematic; abnormal; unnatural;
         anomalous; erratic; devious; crooked; eccentric;
         unsettled; uneven; variable; changeable; mutable;
         desultory; disorderly; wild; immoderate; intemperate;
         inordinate; vicious.
  2. \Ir*reg"u*lar\, n.
    One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular
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