Definitions for haphazardhæpˈhæz ərd; ˈhæpˌhæz-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hap•haz•ardhæpˈhæz ərd; ˈhæpˌhæz-(adj., adv.; n.; adj.)

  1. characterized by lack of order or planning; irregular; chance; random.

  2. (adv.)haphazardly.

  3. (n.)mere chance; accident.

Origin of haphazard:

1565–75; hap1+hazard


Princeton's WordNet

  1. haphazard, hit-or-miss(adj)

    dependent upon or characterized by chance

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

  2. haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy(adverb)

    marked by great carelessness

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

  3. haphazard, haphazardly(adverb)

    without care; in a slapdash manner

    "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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. haphazard(adjective)æpˈhæz ərd; n. ˈhæpˌhæz-

    lacking planning or organization

    The training was haphazard and ineffective.; clothes thrown haphazardly on the bed


  1. haphazard(Adjective)

    random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent

    Do not make such haphazard changes to the settings; instead, adjust the knobs carefully, a bit at a time.

  2. Origin: From hap + hazard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haphazard(noun)

    extra hazard; chance; accident; random


  1. Haphazard

    The word haphazard has multiple meanings. For other meanings, see Haphazard. Haphazard is the first album by American singer-songwriter S. J. Tucker, released in 2004.

Translations for haphazard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


depending on chance; without planning or system

a haphazard arrangement.

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