the quality or state of being irregular.
a breach of rules, customs, etiquette, morality, etc.
occasional mild constipation.
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How to use irregularity in a sentence
Without federal action, the college landscape is poised for a period of uncertainty and irregularity beginning this summer.Democrats introduce most progressive plan yet to help college athletes earn money | Rick Maese | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Meanwhile, HHS is reviewing whether the spending irregularities violated the Antideficiency Act, another law governing the use of federal funds authorized by Congress.Millions earmarked for public health emergencies were used to pay for unrelated projects, inspector general says | Dan Diamond, Lisa Rein | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
They just have to figure out how to get these elections to work properly so there aren’t all these irregularities and things that appear to be cheating, even if they’re not.Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal | by Alec MacGillis | January 17, 2021 | ProPublica
She said she believed the unsubstantiated reports of ballot fraud, voter suppression and other voting irregularities in Pennsylvania and across the country.Pair of Georgia runoff races are razor close with U.S. Senate control at stake | Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Paulina Firozi, Amy B Wang | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
She objected to Ohio’s 2004 electors, and as with Republicans today, she cited alleged irregularities.GOP inches toward an unprecedented effort to overturn the 2020 election | Aaron Blake | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
When the spotlight shines on their lives, the glare makes every irregularity evident.
It is still worse to appear to notice any disorder or irregularity that may occur.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
The only irregularity upon them is a slight elevation on the south end of the latter.
Gallantry is a weakness of the heart, or perhaps a constitutional defect; coquetry is an irregularity of the mind.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Owing to the great irregularity of the stones, great difficulty is experienced in obtaining proper bond between the two materials.
Thus the irregularity in the action of the wind mills in doing such work as this, is of comparatively little consequence.Rollo in Holland | Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for irregularity
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
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