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Meaning of HAPHAZARD

Pronunciation:  hap'hazud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  without care; in a slapdash manner; "the Prime Minister was wearing a gray 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"
  2. [adj]  marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"
  3. [adj]  dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"

HAPHAZARD is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: careless, haphazardly, hit-or-miss, random, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hap"haz`ard\, n. [Hap + hazard.]
Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.

      We take our principles at haphazard, upon trust.

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