Meaning of haphazardly

haphazardly




Something done haphazardly seems completely random, like your little sister’s collage of pictures cut carelessly from a magazine and haphazardly glued all over a piece of poster board.

The adverb haphazardly is good for describing something done in an unplanned or random way without concern for the outcome; for example, you might put silverware away by haphazardly tossing it in a drawer, or plant a crazy garden with flowers haphazardly placed here and there around the yard. Haphazardly combines hap, meaning “chance,” with hazard, or “danger.”

Definitions of haphazardly
  1. adverb

    in a random manner

  2. adverb

    without care; in a slapdash manner

    synonyms:

    haphazard

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