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Definition 1: occurring from time to time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • took an occasional glass of wine

(occasional is similar to ...) not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals

"infrequent outbursts of temper"

Definition 2: occurring on a temporary or irregular basis - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for occasional in the sense of this definition

(occasional is similar to ...) contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

"irregular hiring practices"

Definition 3: recurring or reappearing from time to time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • periodic feelings of anxiety

Synonyms for occasional in the sense of this definition

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

"a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

Definition 4: occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • episodic in his affections
  • occasional headaches

Synonyms for occasional in the sense of this definition

(occasional is similar to ...) not capable of being foretold

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