haphazard


haphazard
I adjective accidental, adventitious, arbitrary, capricious, casual, chance, chaotic, confused, designless, desultory, determined by chance, disordered, disorderly, fitful, immethodical, indiscriminate, irregular, nonsystematic, orderless, planless, promiscuous, random, systemless, unaimed, unarranged, unconsidered, undirected, unforeseen, unguided, unintended, unintentional, unmethodical, unorganized, unplanned, unpredictable, unpremeditated, unsorted, unsystematic, without order II index casual, fortuitous, indiscriminate, random, slipshod

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  • 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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haphazard — 1570s, from hap chance, luck (see HAP (Cf. hap)) + HAZARD (Cf. hazard) risk, danger, peril. Related: Haphazardly …   Etymology dictionary

  • haphazard — *random, chance, chancy, casual, desultory, hit or miss, happy go lucky Analogous words: *accidental, fortuitous, casual Contrasted words: designed, planned, schemed, plotted (see corresponding verbs under PLAN n): intentional, deliberate,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • haphazard — [adj] without plan or organization accidental, aimless, all over the map*, any old way*, any which way*, arbitrary, careless, casual, chance, designless, desultory, devilmay care*, disorderly, disorganized, erratic, fluke, helter skelter*, hit or …   New thesaurus

  • haphazard — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking order or organization. DERIVATIVES haphazardly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • haphazard — [hap΄haz′ərd] n. [ HAP1 + HAZARD] mere chance; accident; fortuity adj. not planned; random adv. by chance; casually SYN. RANDOM haphazardly adv. haphazardness n …   English World dictionary

  • haphazard — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • haphazard — hap|haz|ard [ˌhæpˈhæzəd US ərd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: hap ( HAPPY) + hazard] happening or done in a way that is not planned or organized a haphazard way/manner/fashion ▪ I continued my studies in a rather haphazard way. ▪ Educational… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • haphazard — [[t]hæphæ̱zə(r)d[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as haphazard, you are critical of it because it is not at all organized or is not arranged according to a plan. The investigation does seem haphazard... He had never seen… …   English dictionary


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