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seldom : Related Words Words similar in meaning to seldom

infrequent

  • adjective not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals
    • infrequent outbursts of temper

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rare

  • adjective satellite not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
    • a rare word
    • rare books
  • adjective satellite recurring only at long intervals
    • a rare appearance
    • total eclipses are rare events

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infrequency

  • noun noteworthy scarcity
    rareness; rarity.

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rareness

  • noun noteworthy scarcity
    infrequency; rarity.

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rarity

  • noun noteworthy scarcity
    rareness; infrequency.
  • noun a rarified quality
    low density; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

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occasional

  • adjective satellite occurring from time to time
    • took an occasional glass of wine
  • adjective satellite occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
    episodic.
    • episodic in his affections
    • occasional headaches

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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scarce

  • adjective deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    • fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought
  • adverb only a very short time before
    scarcely; barely; hardly; just.
    • they could barely hear the speaker
    • we hardly knew them
    • just missed being hit
    • had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
    • would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

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rarely

  • adverb not often
    seldom.
    • we rarely met

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