[ UK /hæphˈæzəd/ ]
[ US /hæpˈhæzɝd/ ]
  1. 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
  1. marked by great carelessness
    sloppy workmanship
    a most haphazard system of record keeping
    slipshod spelling
    slapdash work
  2. dependent upon or characterized by chance
    a haphazard plan of action
    his judgment is rather hit-or-miss
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How To Use haphazard In A Sentence

  • No, y’all are using terms legal terms that have established meanings in haphazard and sloppy fashion. Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » 3/4
  • There was only haphazard local distribution of food and milk and there were no tents. Refugees in the Age of Total War
  • And a general weariness in having the same conversation about genre versus the mainstream that crops up whenever a young'un who hasn't bothered to read anything published on the internet over the last decade gets the bright idea to write in haphazard fashion about a topic that's like the same piece of gum masticated for a month. [Guest Post] Part 1: A Manifesto of Imaginative Literature by Justin Allen
  • Around the walls dinted filing cabinets were cluttered haphazardly.
  • A dozen sixth-years poured out from the far end, their lanterns swinging haphazardly from their jarring gait.
  • First, Aristotle and his followers practise a haphazard, uncritical collection of data.
  • This is a short instrumental, beginning with some haphazard sounds and then a leccy piano on heavy tremolo. Shuffleathon ’07 Review « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog
  • So, in a haphazard fashion, we worked our way southeast. Times, Sunday Times
  • The framework or armadura, is made from lightweight wood and cane, joisted by wire here and there, looking quite haphazard really, until it catches. Artsit in fireworks - José Zuñiga, castillero
  • That monotony of form, those commonplace cadenzas, those endless bravura passages introduced at haphazard irrespective of the dramatic situation, that recurrent _crescendo_ that Rossini brought into vogue, are now an integral part of every composition; those vocal fireworks result in a sort of babbling, chattering, vaporous mucic, of which the sole merit depends on the greater or less fluency of the singer and his rapidity of vocalization. Gambara
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