Definition of infrequent
1 : seldom happening or occurring : rare
2 : placed or occurring at wide intervals in space or time a slope dotted with infrequent pines infrequent visits
Examples of infrequent in a Sentence
We made infrequent stops along the way.
a shut-in who made infrequent trips to the store
Recent Examples of infrequent from the Web
Right Side streams White House news briefings using publicly available government footage, but on-camera question-and-answer sessions have become infrequent.
Okogie was an infrequent three-point shooter as a freshman, taking 1.9 attempts per game (and making 37.1% of them), but seems likely to ramp up his long-range volume (and most likely, his overall scoring efficiency) as a sophomore.
Successful budgeters avoid adding debt by accounting for infrequent expenses, such as car registration fees, as well as times of the year when expenses run high, like the holidays, Lamb says.
Gas stations were closed, the infrequent public buses dangerously overcrowded, most storefronts shuttered.
In Phoenix, temperatures around 118 are infrequent enough that airlines continue to use regional jets for shorter trips.
Text messages and FaceTime calls were infrequent, and still are.
Loneliness and infrequent social contact are both associated with an elevated risk of dementia, a 2015 research summary in Ageing Research Reviews concluded.
My husband has been gone 10 years and big family meals are infrequent in my home.
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Origin and Etymology of infrequent
Latin infrequent-, infrequens, from in- + frequent-, frequens frequent
First Known Use: 1622See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of infrequent
INFREQUENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infrequent for English Language Learners
: not happening often : not frequent
INFREQUENT Defined for Kids
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