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Definition 1: merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for irregular in the sense of this definition

(irregular is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

Definition 2: a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for irregular in the sense of this definition

(irregular is a kind of ...) someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

(... is a kind of irregular ) a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II

(... is a kind of irregular ) a guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns

(... is a member of irregular) an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups

Definition 3: contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • irregular hiring practices

(irregular is similar to ...) of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

"`sing' is a strong verb"

(irregular is similar to ...) irregular in shape or outline

"asymmetrical features" "a dress with a crooked hemline"

(irregular is similar to ...) occurring on a temporary or irregular basis

"casual employment" "a casual correspondence with a former teacher" "an occasional worker"

(irregular is similar to ...) not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

"an unconventional marriage" "improper banking practices"

(irregular is similar to ...) set up or distributed in a deliberately random way

(means also ...) characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components

(means also ...) subject to change or variation

"her unsteady walk" "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine" "an unsteady voice"

(means also ...) having or caused by an irregular surface

"trees with rough bark" "rough ground" "rough skin" "rough blankets" "his unsmooth face"

(means also ...) not rhythmic; irregular in beat or accent

(means also ...) lacking systematic arrangement or method or organization

"unsystematic and fragmentary records" "he works in an unsystematic manner"

(means also ...) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

"an illegal chess move"

(... are attributes of irregular) the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate

"he was famous for the regularity of his habits"

Definition 4: (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 5: (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • irregular troops
  • irregular warfare

(means also ...) devoted to a cause or party

Definition 6: deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • these days large families are atypical
  • atypical clinical findings
  • atypical pneumonia
  • highly irregular behavior

Synonyms for irregular in the sense of this definition

(irregular is similar to ...) not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

"abnormal powers of concentration" "abnormal amounts of rain" "abnormal circumstances" "an abnormal interest in food"

Definition 7: failing to meet a standard of manufacture due to an imperfection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an irregular pair of jeans

(irregular is similar to ...) not perfect; defective or inadequate

"had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities" "imperfect mortals" "drainage here is imperfect"

Definition 8: lacking continuity or regularity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an irregular worker
  • employed on a temporary basis

Synonyms for irregular in the sense of this definition

(irregular is similar to ...) involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity

"part-time employees" "a part-time job"

Definition 9: not occurring at a regular rate or fixed intervals - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an irregular heartbeat

Synonyms for irregular in the sense of this definition

(irregular is similar to ...) recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

"a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

Definition 10: independent in behavior or thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she led a somewhat irregular private life
  • maverick politicians

Synonyms for irregular in the sense of this definition

(irregular is similar to ...) not conforming to accepted rules or standards

"her unconventional dress and hair style"

Definition 11: (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where irregular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface

(irregular is similar to ...) not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture

"an uneven color" "uneven ground" "uneven margins" "wood with an uneven grain"

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