[adjective, adverb hap-haz-erd; noun hap-haz-erd]
- characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless.
- mere chance; accident.
Origin of haphazard
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1. disorganized, unsystematic, careless, slapdash, helter-skelter.
1. methodical, systematic, organized.
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- at random
- careless; slipshod
- rare chance
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Word Origin and History for haphazardness
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