Definition of Haphazard

1. Adjective. Dependent upon or characterized by chance. "His judgment is rather hit-or-miss"

Exact synonyms: Hit-or-miss
Similar to: Random
Derivative terms: Haphazardness



2. 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"
Exact synonyms: Haphazardly

3. Adjective. Marked by great carelessness. "Sloppy workmanship"
Exact synonyms: Slapdash, Slipshod, Sloppy
Similar to: Careless
Derivative terms: Sloppiness

Definition of Haphazard

1. n. Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.

Definition of Haphazard

1. Adjective. random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haphazard

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Haphazard

1. Lacking any coherent system, organization, or objective; not to be confused with random or chaotic. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haphazard

hap
hap'orth
hap-harlot
hap-harlots
hapa
hapalindole
hapalindoles
hapalonychia
hapantotype
hapas
hapax
hapax legomena
hapax legomenon
hapaxes
haphalgesia
haphazard (current term)
haphazard sampling
haphazardly
haphazardness
haphazardnesses
haphazardous
haphazardously
haphazardries
haphazardry
haphazards
haphephobia
haphtara
haphtarah
haphtarahs
haphtaras

Literary usage of Haphazard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1822)
"Lord Jersey's ch. f. by haphazard, oat of Web. Lord Grosvenor's br. c. ... Mr. Rogers's c. by haphazard, dam by Selim, out of Young Camilla. ..."

2. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"GROWTH NOT haphazard OR ARBITRARY One further point in connection with the large developments of 1914 needs to be pointed out, if it is to be fully ..."

3. The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1911)
"haphazard way; and (3) the intimate cooperation of the management with the workmen, so that they together do the work in accordance with the scientific laws ..."

4. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"CHAPTER XXXII haphazard shooting—Mr. Campbell wounded—A lake of sugar —French ... JULY 2 was a fairly quiet day but for haphazard shooting upon the ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"LANMAN, CHARLES, 1883, haphazard Personalities, p. 341. It is difficult to know how to characterize Martin Tupper, whose strange productions have perhaps ..."

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