Definitions

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a haphazard manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a random manner
  • adv. without care; in a slapdash manner

Etymologies

haphazard +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Watch the balloon sailing "haphazardly" but not really through the sky on a blustery day.

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  • You know, in state cases we kind of haphazardly talk about cases and we comment on cases and even during an investigation, investigators talk about it.

    CNN Transcript Aug 11, 2009

  • Carl Christensen, a Minneapolis real estate attorney, said transfers of home mortgages from lenders to trusts are frequently done "haphazardly," with key loan documents misplaced or manufactured.

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  • It moves kind of haphazardly, but it showcases a lot of different things the group went through as it slowly got the cast underway in the TV version.

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  • ANA's Ito complains about government support for 'haphazardly'

    ATW Daily News

  • Testifying before a government committee, Ito said JAL's turnaround program is progressing "haphazardly," according to a Nikkei report.

    ATW Daily News

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

    March 22, 2007