Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an irregular manner; without rule, method, or order.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an irregular manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an irregular manner; without rule, method, or order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. having an irregular form
  • adv. in an irregular manner
  • adv. in an irregular manner
  • adv. in an irregular manner

Etymologies

From irregular +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here, then, is what I was able to note immediately after the decapitation: the eyelids and lips of the guillotined man worked in irregularly rhythmic contractions for about five or six seconds … I waited for several seconds.

    Boing Boing

  • Here, in short, irregularly set out lines of script, "Mr.. Plunket Greene, Miss Ponsonby, Mr. Edward Gathorne-Hardy and Mr. Brian Howard" requested the pleasure of the invitee's company at St George's Swimming Baths, Buckingham Palace Road, at 11 o'clock, p.m. on Friday,

    'Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age'

  • Now, if your engine runs irregularly, that is if it runs up to

    Rough and Tumble Engineering

  • Whether he saw me or not I cannot tell, but he dropped to the ground some rods away, and did not make another ascension, although he continued to call irregularly, and appeared to be walking about the field.

    Birds in the Bush

  • This seems to be a sort of cave, and we have come in kind of irregularly by the back door or down the chimney.

    A Master's Degree

  • And certainly, as the old minister had declared, she did go "irregularly" to the Episcopal Church.

    The Voice

  • EKG on investors, you'd see that same kind of irregularly as they try to cope with the ups and downs of their investments.

    Don't Mess With Taxes

  • a sort of cave, and we have come in kind of irregularly by the back door or down the chimney.

    A Master's Degree

  • Now free labor does not imply that you may perform your work irregularly, carelessly, and dishonestly; and that your employer must put up with it, and say nothing about it.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • That side of the head had crystallized irregularly, revealing the cranial cavity, from which the semitranslucent light seemed to pour.

    Crossed

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