recurring, frequent

recurring, frequent
Recurring, an adjective formed from recur, refers to something that happens repeatedly, occurs or shows up or comes up again and again: "His recurring attacks of asthma are becoming more and more severe." Frequent means the same thing, with one difference: it means happening again at short intervals: "He made frequent attacks on the refrigerator all evening." A growing boy may have recurring periods of depression, but he is certain to have frequent desires for food.

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