Antonyms
Etymology

1. occasional

adjective. ['ɔˈkeɪʒənəl'] occurring from time to time.

Antonyms

  • permanent

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • occasion (English)
  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Occasional

  • abdominal
  • abdominal
  • aberrational
  • aboriginal
  • additional
  • additional
  • adrenal
  • alliedsignal
  • anal
  • annal
  • arnal
  • atonal
  • attitudinal
  • autumnal
  • cantonal
  • compositional
  • conditional
  • congressional
  • constitutional
  • conventional

How do you pronounce occasional?

Pronounce occasional as ɔˈkeɪʒənəl.

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Example sentences of the word occasional


1. Adjective
Sardines can be an attractive food to give your cat for an occasional treat.

2. Verb, base form
It does contain some lymph nodes, and so tumours can occasional grow in them.

Quotes containing the word occasional


1. Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.
- Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

2. I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.
- John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

3. Isn't it sad how some people's grip on their lives is so precarious that they'll embrace any preposterous delusion rather than face an occasional bleak truth?
- Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

2. occasional

adjective. ['ɔˈkeɪʒənəl'] occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals.

Synonyms

  • episodic

Antonyms

  • united
  • aperiodic

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • occasion (English)
  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. occasional

adjective. ['ɔˈkeɪʒənəl'] occurring from time to time.

Synonyms

  • casual

Antonyms

  • continuous
  • legal

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • occasion (English)
  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. occasional

adjective. ['ɔˈkeɪʒənəl'] recurring or reappearing from time to time.

Synonyms

  • sporadic

Antonyms

  • certain
  • determinable

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • occasion (English)
  • ocasion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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