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1haphazard

noun hap·haz·ard \(ˌ)hap-ˈha-zərd\

Definition of HAPHAZARD

:  chance 1
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Origin of HAPHAZARD

1hap + hazard
First Known Use: 1575

Rhymes with HAPHAZARD

2haphazard

adjective

: 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

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>.

Rhymes with HAPHAZARD

HAPHAZARDRY Defined for Kids

haphazard

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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