- the quality or state of being irregular.
- something irregular.
- a breach of rules, customs, etiquette, morality, etc.
- occasional mild constipation.
Origin of irregularity
Related Words for irregularityflaw, inconsistency, distortion, malfunction, abnormality, anomaly, violation, breach, infringement, crime, deviation, aberration, bump, shift, hump, uncertainty, stop, imperfection, variation, dent
Examples from the Web for irregularity
Contemporary Examples of irregularity
When the spotlight shines on their lives, the glare makes every irregularity evident.Whistleblowers Are Weird
June 10, 2013
Historical Examples of irregularity
The irregularity of the proceeding was unnoticed in the tense excitement.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Irregularity and pain in menstruation are a frequent cause of neuroticism.The Sexual Question
The use of either instrument, when unaccompanied, leads to every sort of irregularity and trickery.Laws
The irregularity of the meeting must be assigned to the enactment against which it offended.
There should be no plundering, no irregularity, no disregard of general orders.
- 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 irregularity
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.