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  • adj. Having no systematic method

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not methodical; without method or systematic arrangement; without order or regularity; confused.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not methodical; without systematic arrangement; disorderly; irregular; confused.


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  • Hippocrates, and his disciple and commentator Galen, whom Scaliger calls Fimbriam Hippocratis; but as [4088] Cardan censures them, both immethodical and obscure, as all those old ones are, their precepts confused, their medicines obsolete, and now most part rejected.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Though like Goldsmith an immethodical student, he had imbibed deeper draughts of knowledge, and made himself a riper scholar.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • ‘But if I would, I could not inform you, for I am so immethodical, I never can tell to – day what I shall do to – morrow.’

    Agnes Grey

  • If we sum up in one word the most pervading, constant, and obvious characteristic of our schools, and of the teaching and the learning in them to this day, that word must be, _immethodical_.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • "But if I would, I could not inform you, for I am so immethodical, I never can tell to-day what I shall do to-morrow."

    Agnes Grey

  • Those students only, who improve every moment of the precious and fleeting period of youth, can hope to derive essential benefits from education; but the delicate master Jackies and spoilt Misses, who make their education a mere holiday amusement for the summer, never have and never can be materially benefited by their interrupted immethodical studies.

    North Carolina Schools and Academies 1790-1840 A Documentary History

  • But he was careless and immethodical, like other men, about those things; and when I came to examine his papers, I found it with others still more trivial, from different people scattered here and there, while many letters and memorandums of real importance had been destroyed.


  • Almost every poem, consisting of precepts, is so far arbitrary and immethodical, that many of the paragraphs may change places with no apparent inconvenience; for of two or more positions, depending upon some remote and general principle, there is seldom any cogent reason why one should precede the other.

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • Imperfect Induction methodical or immethodical 197

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • 'These, dear Sir, are my thoughts, immethodical and deliberative; but, perhaps, you may find in them some glimmering of evidence.

    Life Of Johnson


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