Adjective "haphazard" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Lacking any obvious principle of organization.
  1. 'My wife and I have been saving money for her big brother for the last 3 ½ years, but only in a haphazard fashion.'
  2. 'Suffice it to say that there's nothing haphazard about this collection.'
  3. 'But what happens when opinion polls are produced in a haphazard fashion only days before an election?'
  4. 'Organization was haphazard; there were far too few bishops, and some were invalidly consecrated.'
  5. 'In reality, of course, charging into exporting in this kind of haphazard fashion is not ideal.'
  6. 'This, in spite of the fact that Hut Bay looks like a haphazard collection of huts and houses grown out of a logging settlement.'
  7. 'First, Aristotle and his followers practise a haphazard, uncritical collection of data.'
  8. 'The bows of the longboat collided with the dock, causing the little boats to pitch and sway in a haphazard fashion.'
  9. 'This occurred in a haphazard fashion on 23 July in Dublin, and although swiftly suppressed, caught Dublin castle ill prepared.'
  10. 'Please note that this is a haphazard collection, and there is no implication that any of these are right, wrong or compelling.'


1. characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless. adverb

2. haphazardly. noun

3. mere chance; accident.

More examples(as adjective)

"sights can be haphazard round greens."

"schemes can be haphazard in designs."

"reliances can be haphazard in terms."

"minds can be haphazard in ways."

"laws can be haphazard at levels."

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Late 16th century: from hap + hazard.