infrequent

[in-free-kwuh nt] /ɪnˈfri kwənt/
adjective
1.
happening or occurring at long intervals or rarely:
"infrequent visits."
2.
not constant, habitual, or regular:
"an infrequent visitor."
3.
not plentiful or many:
"infrequent opportunities for advancement."
4.
far apart in space.
Origin
1525–35; < Latin infrequent- (stem of infrequēns). See in-3, frequent
Related forms
infrequently, adverb
Synonyms
1, 3. scarce, rare, uncommon.
Example Sentences for infrequently
Migration: relatively infrequently detected away from breeding sites.
They are typically large and strike any one spot infrequently, but can burn entire forests, leaving only charred stumps.
Firstly, fossil lagomorph diversity is reviewed all too infrequently in my opinion, so here are a few comments.
The gas plants that replace coal would idle infrequently.
Hallmark writing jobs are so agreeable that vacancies occur infrequently.
Such excesses have not infrequently attained to tragic madness.
Often he paid large prices for works of inferior quality, not infrequently for forgeries.
Yet beyond that it comes up infrequently and receives little attention.
One not infrequently hears of bride and groom not being on speaking terms with one another.
He would be fed infrequently and irregularly, and then only with thin, tasteless meals.
British Dictionary definitions for infrequently
infrequent (ɪnˈfriːkwənt)
 
adj
rarely happening or present; only occasional
 
in'frequency
 
n
 
in'frequence
 
n
 
in'frequently
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for infrequently
infrequent
1531, from L. infrequentem (nom. infrequens) "occurring seldom, unusual," from in- "not" + frequens (see frequent).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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