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hap·haz·ard

 (hăp-hăz′ərd)
adj.
Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance. See Synonyms at chance.
n.
Mere chance; fortuity.
adv.
By chance; casually.

hap·haz′ard·ly adv.
hap·haz′ard·ness n.

haphazard

(hæpˈhæzəd)
adv, adj
at random
adj
careless; slipshod
n
rare chance
hapˈhazardly adv
hapˈhazardness n

hap•haz•ard

(adj., adv. hæpˈhæz ərd; n. ˈhæpˌhæz-)

adj.
1. characterized by lack of order or planning; irregular; chance; random.
adv.
2. haphazardly.
n.
3. mere chance; accident.
[1565–75; hap1 + hazard]
hap•haz′ard•ly, adv.
hap•haz′ard•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.haphazard - dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
random - lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements"
2.haphazard - marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
Adv.1.haphazard - without care; in a slapdash manner; "the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard"

haphazard

adjective
2. random, chance, accidental, arbitrary, fluky (informal) She was trying to connect her life's seemingly haphazard events.
random planned, arranged, deliberate

haphazard

adjective
Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:
Translations
إتِّفاقي، غير متوقَّع
náhodný
tilfældig
a su aireinconsistente
sattumanvarainensatunnainenumpimähkäinen
ötletszerűrendszertelen
óskipulegóskipulegtóskipulegurtilviljunarkenndtilviljunarkenndur
neapgalvotaipadarytas kaip pakliūva
nejaušs
tillfällig

haphazard

[ˈhæpˈhæzəd] ADJ
1. (= random) [selection] → al azar; [manner, method] → poco sistemático
the town has developed in a haphazard wayla ciudad ha crecido sin planificación alguna or muy desordenadamente
their approach to the problem has been rather haphazardhan abordado el problema de forma poco sistemática
2. (= careless) [person] → descuidado

haphazard

[ˌhæpˈhæzərd] adj [method, approach] → peu rigoureux/euse

haphazard

adjwillkürlich, planlos; the whole thing was very haphazarddas Ganze war ziemlich zufällig or planlos; nothing is haphazard in the universeim Universum bleibt nichts dem Zufall überlassen; in a haphazard way or fashionplanlos, wahllos

haphazard

[ˌhæpˈhæzəd] adj(fatto/a) a caso or a casaccio; (arrangement) → casuale, fortuito/a

haphazard

(hӕpˈhӕzəd) adjective
depending on chance; without planning or system. a haphazard arrangement.
hapˈhazardly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Her girlhood had been lived in the most haphazard man- ner imaginable.
Consider the wastes incidental to the blind and haphazard production of commodities--the factories closed, the workers idle, the goods spoiling in storage; consider the activities of the stock manipulator, the paralyzing of whole industries, the overstimulation of others, for speculative purposes; the assignments and bank failures, the crises and panics, the deserted towns and the starving populations
He did not need to grab, haphazard, and run--there was no hurry.
He has too much real feeling to address any woman on the haphazard of selfish passion.
Socialism if the race has at last evolved the faculty of coordinating the functions of a society too crowded and complex to be worked any longer on the old haphazard private-property system.
She said that she had many times amused herself reading them; but that she did not know the situation of the provinces or seaports, and so she had said at haphazard that she had landed at Osuna.
Before the guns on the Richmond and Kingston line of hills began, there was a fitful cannonade far away in the southwest, due, I believe, to guns being fired haphazard before the black vapour could over- whelm the gunners.
A well constructed plot, therefore, must neither begin nor end at haphazard, but conform to these principles.
When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixes duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.
I add this condition because, if that to which they are related is stated as haphazard and not accurately, the two are not found to be interdependent.
The only difficulty with the captain was, that he knew nothing of her malady, and that his medical science was of a most haphazard kind.
She had interminably turned upon her tracks, she had crossed and recrossed her haphazard path till it resembled nothing so much as a puzzling maze of pencilled lines without a meaning.