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Definition of "haphazard" []

  • Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance. See Synonyms at chance. (adjective)
  • Mere chance; fortuity. (noun)
  • By chance; casually. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haphazard" in a sentence
  • "By contrast, Frost scolded the state in July for creating what he called a "haphazard application" of its death penalty protocols."
  • "What Bob Semro called "haphazard" is really personal freedom."
  • "I looked around me, at smashed remains: bricks tumbled in haphazard heaps, sections of roofs and walls, ripped apart as if by a giant and scattered like paper, no collection of building materials recognizable as a house for blocks in every direction."