Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a haphazard manner.

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  • adverb In a haphazard manner; in a random, chaotic, and incomplete manner.

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  • adverb in a random manner
  • adverb without care; in a slapdash manner

Etymologies

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haphazard +‎ -ly

Examples

  • They may be directly worked out between members of a nominating committee or they may arise haphazardly from the actions of a larger body of voters, but it's unrealistic to expect any process to yield the 7.5 best works of fiction based on square roots (or whatever an award's mandate is).

    MIND MELD: The Hugo Awards - Success at Picking the Best, How Well it Represents the Genre, 2009 Predictions & Overlooked Titles

  • Ms. Insdorf argues further that the 20 minutes that were cut haphazardly from the French print for its 1969 American release make Mermaid more clearly a story of love than of revenge.

    The Man Who Made Kids Has Redeemed Himself

  • Ms. Insdorf argues further that the 20 minutes that were cut haphazardly from the French print for its 1969 American release make Mermaid more clearly a story of love than of revenge.

    The Man Who Made Kids Has Redeemed Himself

  • Ms. Insdorf argues further that the 20 minutes that were cut haphazardly from the French print for its 1969 American release make Mermaid more clearly a story of love than of revenge.

    The Man Who Made Kids Has Redeemed Himself

  • Ms. Insdorf argues further that the 20 minutes that were cut haphazardly from the French print for its 1969 American release make Mermaid more clearly a story of love than of revenge.

    The Man Who Made Kids Has Redeemed Himself

  • Regardless though, I do not think this was just some kind of silly easter egg thrown in haphazardly.

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  • But Gloria prayed as she did most things not involving money, which is to say haphazardly, and the girls stayed on.

    Cold Case

  • But Gloria prayed as she did most things not involving money, which is to say haphazardly, and the girls stayed on.

    Cold Case

  • But Gloria prayed as she did most things not involving money, which is to say haphazardly, and the girls stayed on.

    Cold Case

  • But Gloria prayed as she did most things not involving money, which is to say haphazardly, and the girls stayed on.

    Cold Case

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  • The lottery is haphazard because you never know what's going to happen.

    March 22, 2007