If you seldom see your grandmother because she lives far away, you might be grateful for the opportunity to visit her over the summer. Use the adjective seldom to refer to things that don't happen very often.


Rare; infrequent.

not often; "we rarely met"

Rare; infrequent.


Sel"dom , a. Rare; infrequent. [Archaic.] "A suppressed and seldom anger." Jer. Taylor.

Rare; infrequent.


Usage Examples

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.

Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.


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