haphazard vs haphazardly what difference

what is difference between haphazard and haphazardly

English

Etymology

From archaic hap (chance, luck) +‎ hazard.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhæpˈhæz.əd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhæpˈhæz.ɚd/

Adjective

haphazard (comparative more haphazard, superlative most haphazard)

  1. Random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent.
    Synonyms: random, chaotic
    Antonym: systematic
    • 1886, N. H. Egleston, Arbor-Day, Popular Science Monthly, p. 689:
      The haphazard efforts of a few, working here and there without concert, easily spent themselves in attaining results far short of what were needed.
    • 1909, Fielding H. Garrison, Josiah Willard Gibbs and his relation to modern science, Popular Science Monthly, p. 191:
      we assume a gas to be an assemblage of elastic spheres or molecules, flying in straight lines in all directions, with swift haphazard collisions and repulsions, like so many billiard balls.
    • 1912, Robert DeC. Ward, The Value of Non-Instrumental Weather Observations, Popular Science Monthly, p. 129:
      There is a very considerable series of observations — non-instrumental, unsystematic, irregular, “haphazard” if you will — which any one with ordinary intelligence and with a real interest in weather conditions may undertake.

Derived terms

  • haphazardly
  • haphazardness

Translations

Noun

haphazard (plural haphazards)

  1. Simple chance, a random accident, luck.

References

  • haphazard at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • haphazard in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

  • haphazard at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • haphazard in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

haphazard +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hæpˈhæzədli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hæpˈhæzɚdli/

Adverb

haphazardly (comparative more haphazardly, superlative most haphazardly)

  1. In a haphazard manner; in a random, chaotic, and incomplete manner.

Synonyms

  • at random
  • haphazard
  • randomly
  • willy-nilly

Translations


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