What is another word for not very often?

26 synonyms found


[ nˌɒt vˈɛɹɪ ˈɒfən], [ nˌɒt vˈɛɹɪ ˈɒfən], [ n_ˌɒ_t v_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_ ˈɒ_f_ə_n]

When it comes to expressing the frequency of an event or action, "not very often" can sound a bit vague. Fortunately, the English language offers plenty of options when it comes to conveying infrequency. One option is "rarely," which suggests that the event or action in question happens very seldom. "Occasionally" implies something that happens on an irregular basis, while "once in a blue moon" suggests an event that occurs extremely rarely. "Infrequently" and "sporadically" are other alternatives, which imply that the event or action doesn't happen often but has no specific timeline. Lastly, "seldom" suggests that something happens rarely but with some degree of regularity.

How to use "Not very often" in context?

seldom - only a few times a year

im rarely late. maybe once every two weeks.

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