scattershot


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scat·ter·shot

 (skăt′ər-shŏt′)
adj.
Covering a wide range in a random way; indiscriminate: "his habit of scattershot comment on whatever issue catches his eye" (Howell Raines).

scattershot

(ˈskætəˌʃɒt)
adj
random; haphazard: their approach to conservation is scattershot and unscientific.

scat•ter•shot

(ˈskæt ərˌʃɒt)

adj.
generalized and indiscriminate: a scattershot attack.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scattershot - covering a wide range in a haphazard way
indiscriminating, undiscriminating - not discriminating
Translations

scattershot

[ˈskætəʃɒt] ADJ the money has been spent in scattershot fashionel dinero se ha gastado sin ton ni son
the message is somewhat scattershotel mensaje es muy poco consistente

scattershot

adjoberflächlich; the money has been spent in a scattershot fashiondas Geld ist nach dem Gießkannenprinzip or ziemlich willkürlich ausgegeben worden
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