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HAPHAZARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haphazard mean? 

HAPHAZARD (adjective)
  The adjective HAPHAZARD has 2 senses:

1. dependent upon or characterized by chance
2. marked by great carelessness

  Familiarity information: HAPHAZARD used as an adjective is rare.


HAPHAZARD (adverb)
  The adverb HAPHAZARD has 1 sense:

1. without care; in a slapdash manner

  Familiarity information: HAPHAZARD used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAPHAZARD (adjective)


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Meaning:

Dependent upon or characterized by chance

Synonyms:

haphazard; hit-or-miss

Context examples:

a haphazard plan of action / his judgment is rather hit-or-miss

Similar:

random (lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance)


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Meaning:

Marked by great carelessness

Synonyms:

slapdash; slipshod; haphazard; sloppy

Context examples:

a most haphazard system of record keeping / slapdash work / slipshod spelling / sloppy workmanship

Similar:

careless (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful)


HAPHAZARD (adverb)


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Meaning:

Without care; in a slapdash manner

Synonyms:

haphazard; haphazardly

Context example:

the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard

Pertainym:

haphazard (marked by great carelessness)


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