- 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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Related Wordsoccasionally, intermittently, sporadically, rarely, sparingly, scarcely, uncommonly, unusually
Examples from the Web for infrequently
Given how infrequently new copies of the map appeared on the market, collectors would bid handsomely for the artifact.The Million-Dollar Map Thief
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To give you a taste of what I mean: panel studies not infrequently show that putting people on Medicare or Medicaid kills them.Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier
May 1, 2013
Another possibility that's been not infrequently raised is that Obama wants to influence Israel's coalition building.Why's Obama Going To Israel?
February 6, 2013
Not infrequently, they have believed that the drugs were of benefit to them.Live Chat: Let's Talk About Drugs
January 11, 2013
He still drives, he tells The Daily Beast, but as infrequently as possible.Sovereign Citizens Are a Sometimes Violent Fringe Group Rejecting All Government
December 30, 2012
Not infrequently it occurs that a person who has paid to get in pays twice as much to get out.
A useful functionary, not infrequently found editing a newspaper.
It not infrequently happens that women are the greatest sufferers.Strife (First Series Plays)
This plant, with us, grows singly and it is infrequently found.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
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Because I perceive it is not infrequently transgressed (he answered).The Memorabilia
- rarely happening or present; only occasional
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Word Origin and History for infrequently
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