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

4 senses of regular

Sense 1
regular, habitue, fixture -- (a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture")
       => patron, frequenter -- (a regular customer)

Sense 2
regular -- (a soldier in the regular army)
       => soldier -- (an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention")

Sense 3
regular -- (a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars")
       => follower -- (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

Sense 4
regular -- (a garment size for persons of average height and weight)
       => size -- (the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe")

Antonyms of adj regular

13 senses of regular

Sense 1
regular (vs. irregular) -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")

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")

Sense 2
regular (prenominal), veritable (prenominal) -- (often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine")

INDIRECT (VIA typical) -> atypical, untypical -- (not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children")

Sense 3
regular -- (conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet")

INDIRECT (VIA standard) -> nonstandard -- (varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board")

Sense 4
regular -- (regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures")

INDIRECT (VIA scheduled) -> unscheduled -- (not scheduled or not on a regular schedule; "an unscheduled meeting"; "the plane made an unscheduled stop at Gander for refueling")

Sense 5
regular -- (in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime")

INDIRECT (VIA usual) -> unusual -- (not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite")

Sense 6
even, regular -- (occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing")

INDIRECT (VIA steady) -> unsteady -- (subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice")

Sense 7
regular, steady -- (relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker")

INDIRECT (VIA frequent) -> infrequent -- (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper")

Sense 8
regular (vs. irregular) -- ((used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army")

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

Sense 9
regular (vs. irregular) -- ((of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula)

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

Sense 10
unconstipated (vs. constipated), regular -- (not constipated)


Sense 11
even, regular -- (symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon")

INDIRECT (VIA symmetrical) -> asymmetrical, asymmetric -- (characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components)

Sense 12
regular -- (not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime")

INDIRECT (VIA normal) -> abnormal, 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 13
regular -- (officially full-time; "regular students")

INDIRECT (VIA full-time) -> part-time, parttime -- (involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity; "part-time employees"; "a part-time job")

Similarity of adj regular

13 senses of regular

Sense 1
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")
          Also See-> rhythmical#1, rhythmic#1; symmetrical#1, symmetric#1; systematic#1

Sense 2
regular (prenominal), veritable (prenominal) -- (often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine")
       => typical (vs. atypical) -- (exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis")

Sense 3
regular -- (conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet")
       => standard (vs. nonstandard) -- (conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure")

Sense 4
regular -- (regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures")
       => scheduled (vs. unscheduled) -- (planned or scheduled for some certain time or times; "the scheduled meeting"; "the scheduled flights had to be cancelled because of snow")

Sense 5
regular -- (in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime")
       => usual (vs. unusual) -- (occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime")

Sense 6
even, regular -- (occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing")
       => steady (vs. unsteady) -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")

Sense 7
regular, steady -- (relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker")
       => frequent (vs. infrequent) -- (coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints")

Sense 8
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 9
regular (vs. irregular) -- ((of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula)

Sense 10
unconstipated (vs. constipated), regular -- (not constipated)
       => diarrheal, diarrhoeal, diarrhetic, diarrhoetic, diarrheic, diarrhoeic -- (of or relating to diarrhea)
       => lax, loose -- (emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels")

Sense 11
even, regular -- (symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon")
       => symmetrical (vs. asymmetrical), symmetric -- (having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts)

Sense 12
regular -- (not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime")
       => normal (vs. abnormal) -- (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 13
regular -- (officially full-time; "regular students")
       => full-time (vs. part-time) -- (for the entire time appropriate to an activity; "a full-time job")

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