Haphazard is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of haphazard, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - marked by great carelessness
EXAMPLES - Haphazard in a Sentence
- GCHQ took a 'haphazard' approach to the tracking of laptops (source)
- What Bob Semro called "haphazard" is really personal freedom. (source)
- Is the TC trying to be picky in what they define as 'haphazard'? (source)
- But my experience was - my interview process was kind of haphazard in a way. (source)
- This is a White House that doesn't do anything that's kind of haphazard or accidentally. (source)
- There was a fluidity to his motions; a kind of haphazard beauty that was never out of time. (source)
- This is the "haphazard" way we buy cars, food, electronics, car insurance, clothes, you name it. (source)
- We should also improve on the quality of our work, not this kind of haphazard movies we do in Nollywood. (source)
- He remained defiant after being criticised for "haphazard" investments in fields where he has no expertise. (source)
- The committee said it appeared logging the allocation and subsequent location of laptops at GCHQ had been "haphazard". (source)
- But it speaks, again, to a questionable decision-making process that rival executives have called haphazard and disjointed. (source)
- His use of the secondary literature is haphazard, which is perhaps to be forgiven in light of the variety of work considered. (source)
- McCartney deliberately works to fit his career around his time with Beatrice - and admits he likes having a "haphazard" schedule. (source)
- By contrast, Frost scolded the state in July for creating what he called a "haphazard application" of its death penalty protocols. (source)
- The arrangements and composition sometimes feel a bit haphazard, meaning that the songs rarely achieve the punch that they ought to. (source)
- They seemed to work by a kind of haphazard or 'rule of thumb,' and indeed felt annoyed that anything more should be expected of them. (source)
- Makens described in the increase in reported incidents as being due to changes from prior "haphazard" data compilation and primarily due to (source)
- Cuts in the health service are being introduced in a "haphazard" way which could harm patient care, the British Medical Association has said. (source)
- Delhi, Dec. 19: The NCP has slammed the Congress for its 'haphazard' decision on the creation of Telangana and accused the ally of robbing credit for (source)
- Again, I don't want to say that this kind of haphazard pattern of interactions produces a factory that works with the precision and efficiency of clockwork. (source)
- Prior to Guardian taking over EMS, Venuti said Flagstaff and the county had private ambulance services that were "haphazard" and disconnected with one another. (source)
- Its February 2008 Final Report advised a collaborative "planned approach" - as opposed to "haphazard" - protecting Maine's "treasured ... scenic and natural resources." (source)
- The program is still "haphazard," but could mean that Burma, also known as Myanmar, will eventually join the ranks of North Korea and Pakistan in holding a nuclear weapon. (source)
- Dr. Robin Fox, editor of the British medical journal The Lancet visited the Home for Dying Destitutes in Calcutta and described the care the patients received as "haphazard". (source)
- Woloshin: "The drug label, which is the most direct way the FDA communicates what it knows about drugs to doctors, is kind of haphazard, so important information can be lost." (source)
- Intelligence security committee says 'haphazard' monitoring meant it was not known whether top secret information had been mislaid GCHQ's monitoring system has been criticised as (source)
- Evidence before the court showed that a "haphazard" procedure was followed by the Northern Province government for procurements, and proper tender procedures were not always followed. (source)
- He urged NHS bosses to consult more with local people and staff about savings they had to make, saying in some places the decision-making seemed "haphazard" and "arbitrary" at the moment. (source)
- Goqwana last week suspended his superintendent-general of health, Lawrence Boya, citing maladministration, weak financial management, "haphazard" monitoring of finances and insubordination. (source)
- Zeinab Awadallah, the president of the three-year-old National Association for Consumer Protection, dismisses the decision as a manifestation of the government's "haphazard" economic policy. (source)
- FEMA also deserves its share of blame for redirecting relief trucks around the area in haphazard fashion and in not ordering a streamlining of paperwork in the inital days following the levy break. (source)
- "Half-hazard" is an apt, though unintentional, synonym for "haphazard," and though exorbitant prices cause little exuberance in shoppers, high prices and high moods are probably linked in the minds of the eggcorners. (source)
- And we thought that by putting this book together we would both -- we'd give it some focus and some perspective -- see things with some clarity -- which is very difficult to do on a kind of haphazard day-to-day basis. (source)
- The latest enemy of the coconut industry in Sri Lanka has now been identified as the haphazard importation of palm oil and the way the government acts appears to be really aiding and abating the down fall of coconut industry. (source)
- Photograph: PR Staff at GCHQ, the government's electronic eavesdropping centre, mislaid 35 laptops and it was not known whether the computers contained top secret information because of the agency's "haphazard" monitoring system, it emerged (source)
- 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. (source)
- I feel like Dahl attempted to do too much at once because the result is a kind of haphazard, disjointed narrative, which ironically is the kind of life that Kitty leads-thanks to her mother-but probably wasn't the motivation behind Dahl writing this book. (source)
- Surely enough, it's easy to see how all the subtle nuances flew over the heads of those watching it due to Kaiba being horrible by way of action, but a lot of what really matters, at least in my opinion, takes place in the form of exposition-as-conversations, the very ones that were callously called "haphazard" or "boring". (source)
- It is true that persons may be found who will foolishly expose themselves to death in maintaining some absurd opinions and dreams conceived by their own brain, but such impetuosity is more to be regarded as frenzy than as Christian zeal; and, in fact, there is neither firmness nor sound sense in those who thus, at a kind of haphazard, cast themselves away. (source)
- IT1 is true that persons may be found who will foolishly expose themselves to death in maintaining some absurd opinions and reveries conceived by their own brain, but such impetuosity is more to be regarded as frenzy than as Christian zeal; and, in fact, there is neither firmness nor sound sense in those who thus, at a kind of haphazard, cast themselves away. (source)
- Also, while the downtown has been vastly improved over the years, with such projects as Millennium Park and the museum campus, to name a few, a lot of the neighborhoods still suffer with lack of garbage pickup, filth on the streets, and a mass transit system that is substandard, with bus and train service which I would have to call haphazard, as there are times when you still have to wait up to twenty minutes for a bus or train, and you really have no idea when you are going to get your bus or train to come. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "haphazard" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 41 synonyms for haphazard.
accidental, aimless, all over the map, any old way, any which way, arbitrary, careless, casual, chance, designless, desultory, devil-may-care, disorderly, disorganized, erratic, fluke, helter-skelter, hit-or-miss, incidental, indiscriminate, irregular, loose, offhand, purposeless, random, reckless, slapdash, slipshod, spontaneous, sudden, unconcerned, unconscious, unconsidered, uncoordinated, unexpected, unmethodical, unorganized, unpremeditated, unsystematic, unthinking, willy-nilly
We have 14 antonyms for haphazard.
careful, definite, deliberate, designed, intentional, methodical, organized, painstaking, particular, planned, specific, straight, systematic, thought-out
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of haphazard from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance. See Synonyms at chance.
- (noun) Mere chance; fortuity.
- (adverb) By chance; casually.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.
- (adjective) Determined by chance, whimsy, or guesswork; unplanned; aimless; random; -- used mostly of human actions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Chance; accident.
- (None) Chance; accidental; random: as, a haphazard statement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) marked by great carelessness
- (adjective) dependent upon or characterized by chance
- (adverb) without care; in a slapdash manner