haphazard

[adj., adv. hap-haz-erd; n. hap-haz-erd]
adjective
1.
characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless.
adverb
noun
3.
mere chance; accident.

Origin:
1565–75; hap1 + hazard

haphazardness, noun


1. disorganized, unsystematic, careless, slapdash, helter-skelter.


1. methodical, systematic, organized.
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haphazard (hæpˈhæzəd)
 
adv, —adj
1.  at random
 
adj
2.  careless; slipshod
 
n
3.  rare chance
 
hap'hazardly
 
adv
 
hap'hazardness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

haphazard
1573, from hap "chance, luck" (see hap) + hazard "risk, danger, peril."
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Example sentences
We see the haphazard speckling of stars in the sky and group them together into
  constellations.
The original kitchen was a cramped, haphazard jumble.
Our current efforts are not only inadequate, they're hopelessly haphazard and
  piecemeal.
Amazingly, this haphazard approach worked.
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