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haphazard

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noun hap·haz·ard \(ˌ)hap-ˈha-zərd\

Definition of haphazard

  1. :  chance 1



Origin of haphazard

1hap + hazard


First Known Use: 1575

Rhymes with haphazard


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haphazard

adjective hap·haz·ard

Simple Definition of haphazard

  • : having no plan, order, or direction

Full Definition of haphazard

  1. :  marked by lack of plan, order, or direction

haphazard adverb
hap·haz·ard·ly adverb
hap·haz·ard·ness noun
hap·haz·ard·ry play \-zər-drē\ noun

Examples of haphazard

  1. We were given a haphazard tour of the city.

  2. <considering the haphazard way you measured the ingredients, it's a wonder the cookies came out this good>



1671

First Known Use of haphazard

1671

Synonym Discussion of haphazard

random, haphazard, casual mean determined by accident rather than design. random stresses lack of definite aim, fixed goal, or regular procedure <a random selection of books>. haphazard applies to what is done without regard for regularity or fitness or ultimate consequence <a haphazard collection of rocks>. casual suggests working or acting without deliberation, intention, or purpose <a casual collector>.

HAPHAZARD Defined for Kids

haphazard

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adjective hap·haz·ard \hap-ˈha-zərd\

Definition of haphazard

  1. :  marked by lack of plan, order, or direction <We took a haphazard route.>

hap·haz·ard·ly adverb




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