Antonyms for occasional

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-key-zhuh-nl
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkeɪ ʒə nl

Definition of occasional

Origin :
  • late 14c., "occurring now and then," from occasion (n.) + -al (1). Meaning "casual" is 1560s. Meaning "happening on or pertaining to a particular occasion" is from 1630s. Of furniture, etc., from 1749.
  • adj irregular, sporadic
Example sentences :
  • What followed Andrew could not hear, except an occasional roar from Rankin.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Burlesque of character and calling puts in an occasional appearance.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • Only an occasional languid motion of the lids revealed the life that remained.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Only an occasional rasping cough testified to their presence.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • All its gaiety consists in an occasional tree in a courtyard.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Of that I have enough; but occasional hard drinking is the devil to me.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • Not a sound was heard but the moan of an occasional gust of wind.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • How beautiful they are, and, even in their occasional absurdity, how sacred.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • Occasional passages in his letters are very beautiful, and very sad.
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • Fine cauliflowers have been thus stored and kept for the occasional supply of the table until the middle of the following January.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton

Synonyms for occasional

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