- the quality or state of being irregular.
- something irregular.
- a breach of rules, customs, etiquette, morality, etc.
- occasional mild constipation.
Origin of irregularity
Examples from the Web for irregularities
Ware went to court claiming a number of irregularities, including issues with hundreds of absentee ballots.Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race?
July 10, 2014
And with a history of elections marred by rigging, voters were particularly sensitive and vocal about hints of irregularities.All Calm at Polls as Kenya Votes in Crucial Election
March 4, 2013
And preliminary reports suggest that thousands of irregularities have tainted the results.Obama Plays Risky Game in Mexico With Embrace of Enrique Peña Nieto
John M. Ackerman
July 4, 2012
I was adopted in 1961 and my papers are full of irregularities.Spain’s Baby-Snatching Scandal Focuses on Nun’s Alleged Role
April 11, 2012
Mousavi and other reformists have challenged what they describe in restrained terms as “irregularities” in the election results.An Absurd Outcome
June 13, 2009
I was regular in my irregularities, and orderly in my disorders.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Minor typographical errors and irregularities have been corrected.Mountain Meditations
If the road is too dry, the drag will not smooth the irregularities.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
He seized at irregularities in the bank, and got his head above the level of the ground.Mistress Wilding
He ventured to correct the irregularities of the ballads, and not seldom has spoiled them.Grimhild's Vengeance
- the state or quality of being irregular
- something irregular, such as a bump in a smooth surface
- a breach of a convention or normal procedure
Word Origin and History for irregularities
early 14c., "violation of Church rules," from Old French irregularité (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin irregularitas, from irregularis (see irregular). Meaning "state of being not regular" is from 1590s.