Definition of Irregular

1. Noun. A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.

Exact synonyms: Guerilla, Guerrilla, Insurgent
Group relationships: Guerilla Force, Guerrilla Force
Specialized synonyms: Maquis, Maquisard, Urban Guerrilla
Generic synonyms: Warrior



2. Adjective. Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice. "Irregular hiring practices"

3. Noun. Merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.
Exact synonyms: Second
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware

4. Adjective. Not occurring at expected times.
Exact synonyms: Unpredictable
Similar to: Sporadic
Derivative terms: Irregularity

5. Adjective. (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces. "Irregular warfare"
Also: Partisan, Partizan
Antonyms: Regular

6. Adjective. (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement.
Derivative terms: Irregularity
Antonyms: Regular

7. Adjective. Falling below the manufacturer's standard. "Irregular jeans"
Similar to: Imperfect

8. Adjective. Deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal. "Highly irregular behavior"
Exact synonyms: Atypical
Similar to: Abnormal, Unnatural
Derivative terms: Atypicality, Irregularity

9. Adjective. Lacking continuity or regularity. "Employed on a temporary basis"
Exact synonyms: Temporary
Similar to: Part-time, Parttime
Derivative terms: Temporariness

10. Adjective. (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical. "Walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
Similar to: Uneven
Derivative terms: Irregularity

11. Adjective. Independent in behavior or thought. "Maverick politicians"
Exact synonyms: Maverick, Unorthodox
Similar to: Unconventional
Derivative terms: Irregularity, Maverick

Definition of Irregular

1. a. Not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage recognized as the general rule; not according to common form; not conformable to nature, to the rules of moral rectitude, or to established principles; not normal; unnatural; immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc. Cf. Regular.

2. n. One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service.

Definition of Irregular

1. Adjective. Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a surface, rough. ¹

3. Noun. A soldier who is not a member of an official military force and, often, does not follow regular army tactics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irregular

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Irregular

1. Not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage recognised as the general rule; not according to common form; not conformable to nature, to the rules of moral rectitude, or to established principles; not normal; unnatural; immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc. Cf. Regular. "Mazes intricate, Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular Then most when most irregular they seem." (Milton) "Leading the men of Herefordshire to fight Against the irregular and wild Glendower." (Shak) "A flowery meadow through which a clear stream murmured in many irregular meanders." (Jones) Synonym: Immethodical, unsystematic, abnormal, unnatural, anomalous, erratic, devious, crooked, eccentric, unsettled, uneven, variable, changeable, mutable, desultory, disorderly, wild, immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, vicious. Origin: Pref. Ir- not + regular: cf. F. Irregulier. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irregular

irrefragably
irrefrangibility
irrefrangible
irrefrangibleness
irrefrangibly
irrefromable
irrefusable
irrefutability
irrefutable
irrefutableness
irrefutably
irregardful
irregardless
irregeneracy
irregeneration
irregular (current term)
irregular-verb
irregular astigmatism
irregular bone
irregular dentin
irregular emphysema
irregular galaxies
irregular galaxy
irregular nystagmus
irregular plural
irregular prime
irregular primes
irregular pulse
irregular uterine lumen
irregular verb

Literary usage of Irregular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Those who in bad faith receive Sacred orders from bishops who are under censure become irregular and incur suspension from the order received. ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1907)
"ON THE READING AND MEMORIZING OF MEANINGLESS SYLLABLES PRESENTED AT irregular TIME INTERVALS. By MARGARET K. SMITH, Ph. D. The natural tendency to read ..."

3. Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1884)
"Of irregular Figures. Throughout the previous pages I have been assuming—what perhaps should have been laid down at the beginning as a distinct and ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Noise due to irregular vibrations. The experience of noise is dependent upon a form of vibration which is so complex as to be highly irregular. ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"Cured, 8; irregular, 3. Treatment.—This consisted of laxatives, alkalies, and mild diet ... Cured, 17 ; irregular, 26. Many of the latter were convalescing, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... with saclike body enclosed in an irregular box. The arms are poorly developed. The mouth is central. ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"His Lordship also noticed, that the Report was confirmed upon motion; that the practice of confirming these Reports on motion was irregular; and this was ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Those who in bad faith receive Sacred orders from bishops who are under censure become irregular and incur suspension from the order received. ..."

9. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1907)
"ON THE READING AND MEMORIZING OF MEANINGLESS SYLLABLES PRESENTED AT irregular TIME INTERVALS. By MARGARET K. SMITH, Ph. D. The natural tendency to read ..."

10. Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1884)
"Of irregular Figures. Throughout the previous pages I have been assuming—what perhaps should have been laid down at the beginning as a distinct and ..."

11. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Noise due to irregular vibrations. The experience of noise is dependent upon a form of vibration which is so complex as to be highly irregular. ..."

12. The Lancet (1842)
"Cured, 8; irregular, 3. Treatment.—This consisted of laxatives, alkalies, and mild diet ... Cured, 17 ; irregular, 26. Many of the latter were convalescing, ..."

13. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... with saclike body enclosed in an irregular box. The arms are poorly developed. The mouth is central. ..."

14. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"His Lordship also noticed, that the Report was confirmed upon motion; that the practice of confirming these Reports on motion was irregular; and this was ..."

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