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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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Dependent upon or characterized by chance


haphazard; hit-or-miss

Context examples:

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


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

Sense 2haphazard [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by great carelessness


slapdash; slipshod; haphazard; sloppy

Context examples:

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


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

HAPHAZARD (adverb)

Sense 1haphazard [BACK TO TOP]


Without care; in a slapdash manner


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


haphazard (marked by great carelessness)

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