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haphazard


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haphazard  \Hap"haz`ard\,  n.  [Hap  +  hazard.] 
  Extra  hazard;  chance;  accident;  random. 
 
  We  take  our  principles  at  haphazard,  upon  trust. 
  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haphazard 
  adj  1:  dependent  upon  or  characterized  by  chance;  "a  haphazard  plan 
  of  action";  "his  judgment  is  rather  hit-or-miss"  [syn: 
  {hit-or-miss}] 
  2:  marked  by  great  carelessness;  "a  most  haphazard  system  of 
  record  keeping";  "slapdash  work";  "slipshod  spelling"; 
  "sloppy  workmanship"  [syn:  {slapdash},  {slipshod},  {sloppy}] 
  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" 
  [syn:  {haphazardly}] 




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