guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgent(noun)
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
"irregular hiring practices"
not occurring at expected times
(used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
"irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"
(of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
falling below the manufacturer's standard
deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
"these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior"
lacking continuity or regularity
"an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
(of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical
"walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
irregular, maverick, unorthodox(adj)
independent in behavior or thought
"she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
A soldier who is not a member of an official military force and, often, does not follow regular army tactics.
Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations.
Of a surface, rough.
Origin: From irreguler, from irregularis, from in- + regularis.
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
one who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ir-reg′ū-lar, adj. not according to rule: unnatural: unsystematic: vicious: (gram.) departing from the ordinary rules in its inflection: variable: not symmetrical, without regular form—(Shak.) Irreg′ulous.—n. a soldier not in regular service.—n. Irregular′ity, state of being irregular: deviation from a straight line, or from rule: departure from method or order: vice.—adv. Irreg′ularly.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Not regular; not according to common form or rules; as, an irregular building or fortification. See Fortification, Irregular.
The numerical value of irregular in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of irregular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of irregular in a Sentence
The days of irregular migration to Europe are over.
The days of irregular migration to the European Union are over.
The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
Irregular policy channels were running contrary to longstanding goals of U.S. policy.
At the very least, this irregular contract extension has the appearance of impropriety.
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Translations for irregular
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- irregularCatalan, Valencian
- unregelmäßig, irregulärGerman
- αντικανονικός, άτακτος, ακανόνιστος, ανώμαλος, ασύμμετροςGreek
- säännötön, epäsäännöllinenFinnish
- 不規則, 変則的, 不揃い, 不同Japanese
- anomalus, inconditusLatin
- tipitaha, kōiheihe, tipihori, tipiroriMāori
- irregular, desigual, assimétricoPortuguese
- nereglementar, neregulat, iregularRomanian
- неправильный, нестандартныйRussian
- غیر قانونیUrdu
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