First Known Use of hit-or-miss
Synonymsaimless, arbitrary, catch-as-catch-can, desultory, erratic, haphazard, helter-skelter, hit-or-miss, scattered, slapdash, stray
Antonymsmethodical (also methodic), nonrandom, orderly, organized, regular, systematic, systematized
Related Wordsaccidental, casual, chance, chancy, contingent, fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, lucky, unconsidered, unintended, unintentional, unplanned, unpremeditated; scattershot, shotgun; irregular, odd, sporadic, spot; directionless, objectless, purposeless; indiscriminate, unsystematic; undirected; disorderly, disorganized; undiscriminating, unselective
Near Antonymsestablished, fixed, regular, set, stable, steady; constant, continuous, even; arranged, managed, orchestrated, ordered, planned; aware, conscious, deliberate, purposeful, thoughtful, willful (or wilful)
Examples of hit or miss in a Sentence
I was learning Spanish hit or miss, mostly just by hearing my friends speak it.
First Known Use of hit or miss
hit or miss Synonyms
Synonymsaimlessly, anyhow, anyway, anywise, desultorily, erratically, haphazard, haphazardly, helter-skelter, irregularly, randomly, willy-nilly, at random
Related Wordsarbitrarily, capriciously, carelessly, casually, indiscriminately, informally, offhand, offhandedly, promiscuously, whimsically; accidentally, fortuitously, inadvertently, unconsciously, unintentionally, unwittingly; disconnectedly, disjointedly, fitfully, intermittently, spottily, unpredictably; higgledy-piggledy, topsy-turvy
Near Antonymscarefully, formally, gingerly, meticulously, orderly, punctiliously; deliberately, intentionally, purposefully, purposely
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