ETYM Latin anomalus, Greek, uneven, irregular; an priv. + homalos even, homo same. Related to Same, Abnormal.
Deviating from the general or common order or type.
Self-contradictory; abnormal; out of harmony; irregular.
ETYM Old Eng. casuel, French casuel, from Latin casualis, from casus fall, accident, from cadere to fall. Related to Case.
1. Employed in a specified capacity from time to time; SYN. occasional.
2. Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; SYN. cursory, passing, perfunctory.
3. Marked by blithe unconcern; SYN. insouciant, nonchalant.
4. Not showing effort or strain; SYN. effortless.
5. Suited for everyday use; SYN. everyday.
6. Without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand.
ETYM Latin erraticus, from errare to wander: cf. French erratique. Related to Err.
In geology, a displaced rock that has been transported by a glacier or some other natural force to a site of different geological composition.
1. Having no fixed course; SYN. planetary, wandering.
2. Liable to sudden unpredictable change; SYN. fickle, mercurial, quicksilver.
3. Likely to perform unpredictably; SYN. temperamental.
ETYM Pref. ir- not + regular: cf. French irrégulier.
1. Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice.
2. Independent in behavior or thought; SYN. maverick, unorthodox.
3. Lacking continuity or regularity; SYN. temporary.
4. Not occurring at expected times; SYN. unpredictable.
5. Said of a surface: not level or flat.
6. Used of the military: not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces.
1. (In combination) An indefinite quantity more than that specified
2. Not divisible by two.
3. Not easily explained; peculiar or unusual
4. Of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.; SYN. unmatched, unmated, unpaired.