dependent upon or characterized by chance
"a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy(adverb)
marked by great carelessness
"a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"
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"
Determined by chance, whimsy, or guesswork; unplanned; aimless; random; -- used mostly of human actions.
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.
Origin: From hap + hazard.
extra hazard; chance; accident; random
Origin: [Hap + hazard.]
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.
The numerical value of haphazard in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of haphazard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.
Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.
If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return
If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
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Translations for haphazard
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- willkürlich, planlosGerman
- sin ton ni son, fortuito, a su aire, inconsistente, casualSpanish
- sattumanvarainen, satunnainen, umpimähkäinenFinnish
- désordonné, aléatoireFrench
- rendszertelen, összevissza, ötletszerű, véletlenszerű, esetlegesHungarian
- պատահական, խառըArmenian
- óskipulegur, tilviljunarkenndurIcelandic
- ongeordend, willekeurig, chaotischDutch
- confuso, aleatório, sem pé nem cabeça, atabalhoadoPortuguese
- непостоянный, случайный, хаотичныйRussian
- kuturu, toptanAlbanian
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