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Related to irregularly: briskly, markedly

ir·reg·u·lar

 (ĭ-rĕg′yə-lər)
adj.
1. Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice: irregular hiring practices.
2. Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention: an irregular marriage.
3. Not straight, uniform, or symmetrical: irregular facial features.
4. Of uneven rate, occurrence, or duration: an irregular heartbeat.
5. Deviating from a type; atypical.
6. Botany Having differing floral parts, as of a zygomorphic or asymmetric flower.
7. Falling below the manufacturer's standard or usual specifications; imperfect.
8. Grammar Departing from the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation, as the present forms of the verb be or the plural noun children.
9. Not belonging to a permanent, organized military force: irregular troops.
n.
1. One, such as an item of merchandise, that is irregular.
2. A soldier, such as a guerrilla, who is not a member of a regular military force.

ir·reg′u·lar·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.irregularly - in an irregular manner; "the patient is breathing irregularly"
regularly - in a regular way without variation; "try to breathe evenly"
2.irregularly - having an irregular form; "irregularly shaped solids"
regularly - having a regular form; "regularly shaped objects"
3.irregularly - in an irregular manner; "her letters arrived irregularly"
on a regular basis, regularly - in a regular manner; "letters arrived regularly from his children"
4.irregularly - in an irregular manner; "the stomach mucosa was irregularly blackened"

irregularly

adverb
2. asymmetrically, unevenly, lopsidedly an irregularly shaped lake
Translations
بصورةٍ غَيْر مُنْتَظَمَه
nepravidelně
szabálytalanul
óreglulega
nepravidelne
çarpık bir biçimdedüzensiz bir şekildekurallara aykırı olarak

irregularly

[ɪˈregjʊləlɪ] ADV
1. (= unevenly) [distribute, arrange, spread] → irregularmente, de manera irregular
irregularly shapedde forma irregular
2. (= spasmodically) [eat, occur] → con irregularidad; [attend] → de forma poco regular
her heart was beating irregularlysu corazón latía con irregularidad
I see her only irregularlysólo la veo ocasionalmente
3. (= in an unorthodox manner) → de forma poco ortodoxa
payments had been made irregularlyse habían realizado pagos, de forma poco ortodoxa
he had behaved most irregularly in signing the paper himselfel que hubiese firmado el papel él mismo era totalmente contrario a la práctica

irregularly

[ɪˈrɛgjʊrli] adv
[occur, eat] → sporadiquement
irregularly spaced → à intervalles irréguliers
irregularly sized → de taille irrégulière
irregularly shaped → de forme irrégulière

irregularly

adv
(= unevenly)unregelmäßig; shapedungleichmäßig; (= at random intervals) eat, occur, go etcin unregelmäßigen Abständen
(= inadmissibly)unstatthaft; (= against the rules)unvorschriftsmäßig; (= against the law)ungesetzlich; (= improperly) behaveungebührlich, ungehörig

irregular

(iˈregjulə) adjective
1. not happening etc regularly. His attendance at classes was irregular.
2. not formed smoothly or evenly. irregular handwriting.
3. contrary to rules.
4. (in grammar) not formed etc in the normal way. irregular verbs.
irˈregularly adverb
irˈreguˈlarity (-ˈla-) noun
(plural irreguˈlarities).
References in classic literature ?
The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-colored squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade --owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times --this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
In passing the garden to reach the road, at a place where a bridle hook is driven into the wall, I saw something white moved irregularly, evidently by another agent than the wind.
It is no doubt irregularly expressed; but it is dated, signed, and witnessed as the law directs; and the perfectly simple and straightforward provisions that it contains are in no respect, that I can see, technically open to attack.
Her calendar, formerly a monotonous cycle of class times, meal times, play times, and bed time, was now irregularly divided by walks past the chalet and accidental glimpses of its tenant.
In the left pocket were two black pillars irregularly shaped: we could not, without difficulty, reach the top of them, as we stood at the bottom of his pocket.
Three months after the du Bousquier marriage society remarked, not without astonishment, that the linen of the chevalier was frayed and rusty, that his hair was irregularly combed and brushed.
In such a crowd you could see on all sides of you nothing but a Line, apparently straight, but of which the parts would vary irregularly and perpetually in brightness or dimness.
Strange to say, all these books were irregularly arranged, in whatever language they were written; and this medley proved that the Captain of the Nautilus must have read indiscriminately the books which he took up by chance.
The beach was of dull-grey sand, and sloped steeply up to a ridge, perhaps sixty or seventy feet above the sea-level, and irregularly set with trees and undergrowth.
The houses of the natives, constructed of the yellow bamboo, tastefully twisted together in a kind of wicker-work, and thatched with the long tapering leaves of the palmetto, are scattered irregularly along these valleys beneath the shady branches of the cocoanut trees.
The chief of the party were now collected irregularly round the fire, and waiting the final break-up.
And it amused him; it gratified that irregularly sociable side of his nature which had always expressed itself in a relish for ungrammatical conversation, and which often, even in his busy and preoccupied days, had made him sit on rail fences in young Western towns, in the twilight, in gossip hardly less than fraternal with humorous loafers and obscure fortune-seekers.