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haphazard

[ adjective, adverb hap-haz-erd; noun hap-haz-erd ]
/ adjective, adverb hæpˈhæz ərd; noun ˈhæpˌhæz ərd /
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adjective

characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless.

adverb

noun

mere chance; accident.

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Origin of haphazard

First recorded in 1565–75; hap1 + hazard

OTHER WORDS FROM haphazard

hap·haz·ard·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for haphazard

haphazard
/ (hæpˈhæzəd) /

adverb, adjective

at random

adjective

careless; slipshod

noun

rare chance

Derived forms of haphazard

haphazardly, adverbhaphazardness, noun
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