- happening or occurring at long intervals or rarely: infrequent visits.
- not constant, habitual, or regular: an infrequent visitor.
- not plentiful or many: infrequent opportunities for advancement.
- far apart in space.
Origin of infrequent
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1, 3. scarce, rare, uncommon.
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Those sorts of encounters between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs are far too infrequent.Leaving the Settlements
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Such "datives of manner or respect" are not infrequent with adj.Beowulf
So altogether effective a weapon should never rust from infrequent use!Meadow Grass
Of the infrequent visitors who came thither, none knelt or prayed.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
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- rarely happening or present; only occasional
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Word Origin and History for infrequent
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