Frequent and Rare


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Frequent adjective – Often observed or encountered.
Usage example: finches are frequent sights in this part of the country

Rare is an antonym for frequent in topics: common, uncommon.
Nearby Words: frequently, frequency, frequenter, frequented, frequenting
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Rare adjective – Being out of the ordinary.
Usage example: even among the prize-winning roses, this one is a rare beauty

Frequent is an antonym for rare in topics: uncommon, precious, exceptional, not fully cooked.
Nearby Words: rarity, rarely, rareness
Antonyms for Rare
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occurrence frequent occurrence rare occurrence
character frequent character rare character
appearance frequent appearance rare appearance
time frequent time rare time
Other nouns: use, example, variation, sight, subversion, version, enemy, appearances, enemies, examples, moments, instances.

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