AskDefine | Define haphazard

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haphazard adj
1 dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss" [syn: hit-or-miss]
2 marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship" [syn: slapdash, slipshod, sloppy] adv : without care; in a slapdash manner; "the Prime Minister was wearing a gray 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" [syn: haphazardly]

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  • /ˌhæpˈhæz.əd/


  1. 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.


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