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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haphazardly mean? 

  The adverb HAPHAZARDLY has 2 senses:

1. in a random manner
2. without care; in a slapdash manner

  Familiarity information: HAPHAZARDLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1haphazardly [BACK TO TOP]


In a random manner


arbitrarily; at random; every which way; haphazardly; indiscriminately; randomly; willy-nilly

Context examples:

the houses were randomly scattered / bullets were fired into the crowd at random


haphazard (dependent upon or characterized by chance)

Sense 2haphazardly [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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