Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun irregular

2 senses of irregular

Sense 1
guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgent -- (a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment)
       => warrior -- (someone engaged in or experienced in warfare)

Sense 2
irregular, second -- (merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name)
       => merchandise, ware, product -- (commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products")

Antonyms of adj irregular

9 senses of irregular

Sense 1
irregular (vs. regular) -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")

regular (vs. irregular) -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")
        => first-string -- (of members of a team; not substitutes)
        => lawful, rule-governed -- (according to custom or rule or natural law)
        => official, prescribed -- (conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order")
        => standard, stock -- (regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item")
        => timed -- (regularly spaced in time; "closely timed intervals")
        => uniform -- (evenly spaced; "at regular (or uniform) intervals")
        => weak -- ((used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection)
        => well-ordered -- (ordered well; "well-ordered work habits")

Sense 2
irregular, unpredictable -- (not occurring at expected times)

INDIRECT (VIA sporadic) -> continual -- (occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters")

Sense 3
irregular (vs. regular) -- ((used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare")

regular (vs. irregular) -- ((used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army")
        => standing -- (permanent; "a standing army")

Sense 4
irregular (vs. regular) -- ((of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement)

regular (vs. irregular) -- ((of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula)

Sense 5
irregular -- (falling below the manufacturer's standard; "irregular jeans")

INDIRECT (VIA imperfect) -> perfect -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

Sense 6
atypical, irregular -- (deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal; "these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA abnormal) -> normal -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")

Sense 7
irregular, temporary -- (lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis")

INDIRECT (VIA part-time) -> full-time -- (for the entire time appropriate to an activity; "a full-time job")

Sense 8
irregular -- ((of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical; "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface")

INDIRECT (VIA uneven) -> even -- (being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window")

Sense 9
irregular, maverick, unorthodox -- (independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians")

INDIRECT (VIA unconventional, unconventional) -> conventional -- (following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address")

Similarity of adj irregular

9 senses of irregular

Sense 1
irregular (vs. regular) -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")
       => asymmetrical, crooked -- (irregular in shape or outline; "asymmetrical features"; "a dress with a crooked hemline")
       => casual, occasional -- (occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker")
       => improper, unconventional, unlawful -- (not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices")
       => randomized, randomised -- (set up or distributed in a deliberately random way)
       => strong -- (of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`sing' is a strong verb")
          Also See-> asymmetrical#1, asymmetric#1; illegal#1; rough#1, unsmooth#1; unrhythmical#1, unrhythmic#1; unsteady#1; unsystematic#1

Sense 2
irregular, unpredictable -- (not occurring at expected times)
       => sporadic (vs. continual) -- (recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids")

Sense 3
irregular (vs. regular) -- ((used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare")
          Also See-> partisan#1, partizan#1

Sense 4
irregular (vs. regular) -- ((of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement)

Sense 5
irregular -- (falling below the manufacturer's standard; "irregular jeans")
       => imperfect (vs. perfect) -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Sense 6
atypical, irregular -- (deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal; "these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior")
       => abnormal (vs. normal), unnatural -- (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")

Sense 7
irregular, temporary -- (lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis")
       => part-time (vs. full-time), parttime -- (involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity; "part-time employees"; "a part-time job")

Sense 8
irregular -- ((of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical; "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface")
       => uneven (vs. even) -- (not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain")

Sense 9
irregular, maverick, unorthodox -- (independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians")
       => unconventional (vs. conventional) -- (not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style")

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