Definitions for: Irregular


[n] merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
[n] a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
[adj] not occurring at expected times
[adj] independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
[adj] used of independent armed resistance forces; "guerrilla warfare"; "partisan forces"
[adj] of a surface; not level or flat; "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
[adj] lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
[adj] deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange; "these days large families are atypical"; "highly irregular behavior"
[adj] contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
[adj] (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
[adj] used of the military; not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ir*reg"u*lar, a. [Pref. ir- not + regular: cf. F.
irr['e]gulier.]
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.

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.

Syn: Immethodical; unsystematic; abnormal; unnatural;
anomalous; erratic; devious; crooked; eccentric;
unsettled; uneven; variable; changeable; mutable;
desultory; disorderly; wild; immoderate; intemperate;
inordinate; vicious.


Ir*reg"u*lar, n.
One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular
service.

Synonyms: abnormal, arrhythmic, asymmetrical, atypical, casual, crooked, grab(a), guerilla, guerilla(a), guerrilla, guerrilla(a), improper, insurgent, jerking, jerky, maverick, occasional, partisan, partizan, part-time, randomised, randomized, second, sporadic, strong, substandard, temporary, unconventional, underground, uneven, unlawful, unorthodox, unpredictable, unsteady

Antonyms: regular

See Also: asymmetric, Che Guevara, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, Guevara, illegal, Maquis, Maquisard, merchandise, product, rough, unrhythmic, unrhythmical, unsmooth, unsystematic, urban guerrilla, wares, warrior

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