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
My husband has been gone 10 years and big family meals are infrequent in my home.
This ensemble, one of the city’s best-kept musical secrets, gives infrequent performances of contemporary solo and chamber music in the tower of Riverside Church, free, and played to a very high standard.
Matria means motherland, and the speaker rebuilds home through her mother's memories and through her own infrequent visits.
It had been heard before, any time there was a sudden shutdown of the generator, a not infrequent occurrence.
Philip Stinson, a criminologist at Ohio’s Bowling Green State University who tracks fatal police shootings, said convictions of officers are infrequent.
And while a few tracks do sound a bit too Bizkit, those missteps are happily infrequent.
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Origin and Etymology of infrequent
Latin infrequent-, infrequens, from in- + frequent-, frequens frequent
First Known Use: 1622
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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