1 frequent
be, seem
fairly, pretty (esp. AmE), quite, reasonably

a pretty regular customer


She enjoyed his increasingly regular visits.

at regular intervals

His blood pressures was taken at regular intervals.

on a regular basis

The paintings are changed on a regular basis.

2 following a pattern
highly, very

highly regular patterns


Her face was perfectly regular.

3 (AmE) ordinary
be, seem

Everything seemed regular.

fairly, pretty

He's a pretty regular guy.


She comes from a perfectly regular middle-class family.

Regular is used with these nouns: ↑appearance, ↑army, ↑assessment, ↑attendance, ↑basis, ↑beat, ↑bedtime, ↑breathing, ↑briefing, ↑bus, ↑check, ↑check-up, ↑chore, ↑client, ↑clientele, ↑clothes, ↑column, ↑communication, ↑contact, ↑contributor, ↑correspondence, ↑customer, ↑cycle, ↑drinker, ↑duty, ↑employment, ↑event, ↑exercise, ↑exposure, ↑fare, ↑fashion, ↑feature, ↑feedback, ↑fix, ↑fixture, ↑flight, ↑folk, ↑follow-up, ↑force, ↑gasoline, ↑grid, ↑guest, ↑guy, ↑habit, ↑haunt, ↑hour, ↑income, ↑injection, ↑inspection, ↑intake, ↑job, ↑mail, ↑maintenance, ↑medical, ↑medication, ↑meeting, ↑member, ↑menu, ↑military, ↑milk, ↑monitoring, ↑occurrence, ↑participant, ↑pattern, ↑payment, ↑physiotherapy, ↑premium, ↑programme, ↑rate, ↑reader, ↑repayment, ↑report, ↑review, ↑rhythm, ↑routine, ↑saver, ↑schedule, ↑season, ↑service, ↑session, ↑shape, ↑shopper, ↑sight, ↑smoker, ↑soda, ↑soldier, ↑subscriber, ↑sum, ↑summit, ↑supervision, ↑supply, ↑surveillance, ↑survey, ↑swim, ↑trip, ↑troops, ↑update, ↑use, ↑user, ↑verb, ↑viewer, ↑visit, ↑visitor, ↑wage, ↑winner, ↑work, ↑workout, ↑worship

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