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haphazard

by chance, by accident, random, unplanned

TRANSLATION

zufällig, planlos, aufs Geratewohl

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"Face-to-face communication can be the most effective of all - regular meetings at school, unit, and central level are necessary to ensure that consultation happens as a matter of course rather than being a HAPHAZARD affair."

(DCU: Strategy for the Year 2000 - Dublin City University)

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hap-hazard

The word haphazard dates from 1671.

It is used to describe something which lacks plan, order, or direction:

You can develop your vocabulary in a haphazard way, or systematically, like with one-word-a-day

Here are some synonyms:

accidental, aimless, arbitrary, careless, casual, chance, designless, devil-may-care, disorderly, disorganized, erratically, helter-skelter, indiscriminate, irregular, loose, offhand, purposeless, random, slapdash, slipshod, spontaneous, unconsidered, uncoordinated, unexpected, unmethodical, unorganized, unpremeditated, unsystematic, unthinking, willy-nilly

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