Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
haphazard

hap·haz·ard

haphazard

 
 
pronunciation:
haep hae zrd
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
definition: not organized or based on reason or logic; without aim or purpose.
She has a haphazard way of doing the job, but at least she gets it done.The locker was filled with a haphazard pile of papers and books.
synonyms:
erratic, illogical, unmethodical, unsystematic
antonyms:
methodical
similar words:
aimless, arbitrary, careless, desultory, disordered, hit-or-miss, random, slapdash, sloppy
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: by chance; haphazardly.
As he undressed, he threw his clothes haphazard on the floor.
synonyms:
erratically, illogically, unmethodically, unsystematically
similar words:
slapdash
 
part of speech: noun
definition: chance or accident.
synonyms:
accident, chance, coincidence, happenstance
similar words:
fortune, luck, serendipity
derivation: haphazardness (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  care