1. dependent upon or characterized by chance;
- Example: "a haphazard plan of action"
- Example: "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
[syn: haphazard, hit-or-miss]
2. marked by great carelessness;
- Example: "a most haphazard system of record keeping"
- Example: "slapdash work"
- Example: "slipshod spelling"
- Example: "sloppy workmanship"
[syn: haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy]
1. without care; in a slapdash manner;
- 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"
[syn: haphazard, haphazardly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Haphazard \Hap"haz`ard\ (h[a^]p"h[a^]z`[~e]rd or h[a^]p`h[a^]z"[~e]rd), n. [Hap + hazard.] Extra hazard; chance; accident; random. [1913 Webster] We take our principles at haphazard, upon trust. --Locke. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
haphazard \hap"haz`ard\ (h[a^]p"h[a^]z`[~e]rd or h[a^]p`h[a^]z"[~e]rd), a. Determined by chance, whimsy, or guesswork; unplanned; aimless; random; -- used mostly of human actions. [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
125 Moby Thesaurus words for "haphazard": accidental, accidentally, ad-lib, aimless, aimlessly, amorphous, any which way, anyhow, anywise, around, at random, botched, bungling, capricious, careless, carelessly, casual, casually, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short, causeless, chance-medley, clumsy, deficient, designless, desultory, disarticulated, discontinuous, disjunct, disordered, dispersed, disproportionate, driftless, dysteleological, erratic, extemporaneous, extemporized, fitful, formless, frivolous, gratuitous, half-assed, haphazardly, hasty, helter-skelter, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, immethodical, impromptu, improvised, inchoate, incoherent, indiscriminate, inexplicable, irregular, makeshift, meaningless, messy, mindless, misshapen, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, orderless, planless, potluck, precipitate, promiscuous, promiscuously, purposeless, random, random shot, randomly, rough-and-ready, senseless, shapeless, slipshod, slipshoddy, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, snap, spasmodic, sporadic, stochastic, straggling, straggly, systemless, taken aback, taken by surprise, taken unawares, tripped up, unaccountable, unarranged, unbegun, unclassified, unconcocted, unconsidered, uncontrived, undeliberated, undevised, undirected, ungraded, unhatched, unjoined, unmade, unmanufactured, unmethodical, unmotivated, unordered, unorganized, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unprimed, unready, unsorted, unstudied, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, untidy, ununiform, vague, wandering