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haphazard

[adjective, adverb hap-haz-erd; noun hap-haz-erd]
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adjective
  1. characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless.
adverb
  1. haphazardly.
noun
  1. mere chance; accident.

Origin of haphazard

First recorded in 1565–75; hap1 + hazard
Related formshap·haz·ard·ness, noun

Synonyms

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1. disorganized, unsystematic, careless, slapdash, helter-skelter.

Antonyms

1. methodical, systematic, organized.
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British Dictionary definitions for haphazardness

haphazard

adverb, adjective
  1. at random
adjective
  1. careless; slipshod
noun
  1. rare chance
Derived Formshaphazardly, adverbhaphazardness, noun
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Word Origin and History for haphazardness

haphazard

adj.

1570s, from hap "chance, luck" (see hap) + hazard "risk, danger, peril." Related: Haphazardly.

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