[ in-free-kwuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈfri kwənt /


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

First recorded in 1525–35, infrequent is from the Latin word infrequent- (stem of infrequēns). See in-3, frequent

Related forms

in·fre·quent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for infrequently


/ (ɪnˈfriːkwənt) /


rarely happening or present; only occasional

Derived Forms

infrequency or infrequence, nouninfrequently, adverb
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