frequently vs oftentimes what difference

what is difference between frequently and oftentimes

English

Etymology

frequent +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɹiː.kwənt.li/

Adverb

frequently (comparative more frequently, superlative most frequently)

  1. At frequent intervals.
  2. (mathematics, of a sequence) For infinitely many terms of the sequence.

Synonyms

  • as often as not, often, oftenly, oftentimes, occasionally

Translations

See also

  • eventually


English

Etymology

Inherited from the Middle English oftentymes; equivalent to oftentime +‎ -s. Compare oftentime.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒf.ənˌtaɪmz/, /ˈɒf.tənˌtaɪmz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔf.ənˌtaɪmz/, /ˈɔf.tənˌtaɪmz/

Adverb

oftentimes (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Frequently
  2. (chiefly US) Repeatedly

Synonyms

  • oftentime

Related terms

  • often
  • ofttimes

Translations

References

  • “oftentimes, adv.” in the Oxford English Dictionary (third edition, March 2004)

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