V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. by chance, without plan, or without design; 2. unorganized or illogical

Synonyms: random, aimless, chance, unplanned, unsystematic, erratic, unorganized, illogical

Antonyms: planned, organized, designed, systematic, logical, methodical

Tips: Haphazard is formed from the words hap and hazard, literally meaning "hazard of chance." Use haphazard to describe any random or aimless thinking or planning, the opposite of systematic, logical, and carefully planned.

Usage Examples:

The haphazard way in which she approaches her job is not condusive to meeting project deadlines. (disorganized, erratic)

The chairs in the room were arranged haphazardly, with no apparent pattern or purpose. (randomly) adverb

The project outline was haphazard and needed to be re-written in a logical, systematic manner. (illogical, disorganized)

This issue is too complicated and too important for a haphazard solution. (unplanned, unsystematic)

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