Definitions for haphazard
hæpˈhæz ərd; ˈhæpˌhæz-hap·haz·ard
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word haphazard.
dependent upon or characterized by chance
"a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppyadverb
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.
Etymology: From hap + hazard.
Haphazard refers to something that is not organized or planned well, done or happening in a random, chaotic, or disorganized manner. It can also imply to something that is characterized by lack of order, direction or care, being dependent entirely on chance or randomness.
extra hazard; chance; accident; random
Etymology: [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
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.
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
The news that criminal charges have apparently been filed against Julian Assange is even more troubling than the haphazard manner in which that information has been revealed, the government bringing criminal charges against someone for publishing truthful information is a dangerous path for a democracy to take.
People end up spending a lot more money on electricity access just by using haphazard means (such as) kerosene lamps, firewood, candles, generators, we are hoping that this new announcement ... will now accelerate the private sector to come in with quality, solar products.
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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- willkürlich, planlosGerman
- sin ton ni son, fortuito, inconsistente, casual, a su aireSpanish
- satunnainen, sattumanvarainen, umpimähkäinenFinnish
- aléatoire, désordonnéFrench
- összevissza, esetleges, véletlenszerű, ötletszerű, rendszertelenHungarian
- պատահական, խառըArmenian
- óskipulegur, tilviljunarkenndurIcelandic
- fortuito tractusLatin
- willekeurig, ongeordend, chaotischDutch
- sem pé nem cabeça, aleatório, confuso, atabalhoadoPortuguese
- хаотичный, случайный, непостоянныйRussian
- toptan, kuturuAlbanian
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