Definitions

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  • adj. Not methodical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not methodical.

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

  • adj. not efficient or methodical

Etymologies

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un- +β€Ž methodical

Examples

  • Prints allowed the most methodical exploration of the absolutely unmethodical in life, letting an artist rework the same plate over a period of years and pull new artworks from it.

    At National Gallery, Edvard Munch's 'Prints' reveal artist's methodical process

  • There's something about the design that seems so unmethodical and unplanned even though the whole design theory itself stemmed from a meticulous process based on algorithms and specificity.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • In Great Britain, for example, the government is planning to tackle the problem by nationalising the banks, something the US has been doing in a slow, unmethodical way for the last two years.

    [economy good] according to gates

  • Like D'Israeli, Mr. Sutherland heartily indulges in what he calls "the unmethodical pleasures of the literary miscellany."

    A Sleuth Goes to the Library

  • In reality, they are as unmethodical as possible; they possess none of the special features by which we distinguish the introspections of experimental psychology from the casual introspections of everyday life.

    His Name Was Do Re Mi

  • An unmethodical effort, aid awkwardly given, a wrong shake, might kill him.

    Les Miserables

  • Lay down a method also for your reading, for which you allot a certain share of your mornings; let it be in a consistent and consecutive course, and not in that desultory and unmethodical manner, in which many people read scraps of different authors, upon different subjects.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • She found him seated in his accustomed chair with no book open before him, no pen ready in his hand, no ill-shapen notes of blotted music lying before him as was usual, none of those hospital accounts with which he was so precise and yet so unmethodical: he was doing nothing, thinking of nothing, looking at nothing; he was merely suffering.

    The Warden

  • Very many stupidities also result from this; for the most urgent discoverers have unmethodical minds.

    languagehat.com: THE SEDUCTION OF RANDOM COMPARISON.

  • To muddle, with the same origin, has a more Mr. Magoo-like quality, defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as β€œto busy oneself in a confused, unmethodical and ineffective manner.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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