noun hap·haz·ard \(ˌ)hap-ˈha-zərd\

Definition of HAPHAZARD

:  chance 1


1hap + hazard
First Known Use: 1575

Rhymes with HAPHAZARD



: having no plan, order, or direction

Full Definition of HAPHAZARD

:  marked by lack of plan, order, or direction
haphazard adverb
hap·haz·ard·ly adverb
hap·haz·ard·ness noun
hap·haz·ard·ry \-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>

First Known Use of HAPHAZARD


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>.

Rhymes with HAPHAZARD

HAPHAZARDNESS Defined for Kids


adjective hap·haz·ard \hap-ˈha-zərd\

Definition of HAPHAZARD for Kids

:  marked by lack of plan, order, or direction <We took a haphazard route.>
hap·haz·ard·ly adverb


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